Trying to blame Russia for leaks right before the elections is a very political and opportunistic move designed to make people stop thinking about evidence, not to mention the contents of the correspondence, experts say. Hackers have been a major theme in the US presidential election, with the mainstream media portraying Russia – without any evidence – as a key cyber-war adversary.

US intelligence officials claimed Russia is behind the hacks and leaks that targeted Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a statement on Friday afternoon, saying that US intelligence was “confident that the Russian government directed” the hacks of emails and documents. READ MORE