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Obama said he underestimated impact of Putin’s intervention in US elections
13:17, 9 January 2017
Obama said he underestimated impact of Putin’s intervention in US elections

He authorized the publication of secret service report

13:17, 9 January 2017

The White House

US President Barack Obama said that he "underestimated" the impact of disinformation campaign and hacker attacks of the Russian Federation on the United States during the presidential election, and authorized the publication of the secret service report, "in order to understand that Putin was doing this for some time in Europe", "Voice of America" reported.

According to Obama, he underestimated the Russian President Vladimir Putin, who, according to intelligence, gave orders to affect the American system of democratic elections and discredit the presidential candidate of the "Democratic Party" Hillary Clinton.

"I think I underestimated the extent to which the data in the era of misinformation, cyber attacks and other actions may affect our open society and our open systems, influence our democratic procedures," the US president said.

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