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While officials within the Obama administration remain reluctant to attribute the cyberattack against the Democratic National Committee DNC to any national government, US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claims to "know" that Russian intelligence is the culprit.

"We know that Russian intelligence services, which are part of the Russian government, which is under the firm control of Vladimir Putin, hacked into the DNC.

Noting the alleged move by Russian intelligence services appears to have been a "deliberate effort" to influence the upcoming US presidential election, Clinton added the release of internal Democratic Party material – and the subsequent reaction of political rival Donald Trump – raises "national security" concerns.

"Whether it's saying that Nato wouldn't come to the rescue of our allies if they were invaded or talking about removing sanctions from Russian officials... imposed by US and Europe together, his praise for Putin, I think, is quite remarkable."

So far, the assertions of the Democratic Party of Russian involvement have not been backed up with any public evidence.

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