The Russian government “directed the recent compromises of emails from US persons and institutions,” the US Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said on Friday, an accusation that gives formal recognition to a claim previously voiced through unnamed sources.

In late July, The New York Times reported that federal officials briefed on the views of American intelligence agencies had “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of email and other documents from the Democratic National Committee.

Source: US govt straight up accuses Russia of hacking prez election