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There is still no proof that Putin hacked the US election

Russian meddling is plausible, and even likely, but where's the smoking gun?

By Rupert Stone  

Did President-Elect Donald Trump benefit from Russian hacking? It's probable—but not certain ©Van Tine Dennis/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

So, it’s official. Russia helped Donald Trump win the American presidential election by hacking into Democratic Party computers, stealing emails and feeding them to media outlets such as Wikileaks, according to a report released last Friday by the US intelligence community. What is more, this was all directed by Vladimir Putin himself.

“We assess with high confidence,”…

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