Russia carried out a comprehensive cybercampaign to upend the US presidential election, an operation that was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin and ‘‘aspired to help’’ elect Donald Trump by discrediting his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, US intelligence agencies concluded in a report released Friday.
The report depicts Russian interference as unprecedented in scale, saying that Moscow’s assault represented ‘‘a significant escalation in directness, level of activity, and scope of effort’’ beyond previous election-related espionage.
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