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Ex-officials strove to leave a trail about Russian hacking

Mar 02, 2017 - The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — In the Obama administration's last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald Trump and Russians — across the government.

Former US officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling is not duplicated in future US or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigato...