WikiLeaks wanted to work with Russia to influence the 2016 elections in the US – CountingNews

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Wikileaks. Sputnik

Washington, Aug 18 (Sputnik) .- WikiLeaks played an important role in Russia's attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election, and its leaders probably knew they were working with Russian intelligence, alleged the Select Committee on Intelligence of the US Senate in a report released this Tuesday.

«WikiLeaks actively sought, and played, a key role in the Russian influence campaign and most likely knew that it was assisting an intelligence influence effort Russian, “the report states.

Russia has repeatedly denied allegations of interference in the US political system, saying such a practice is contrary to the country's foreign policy.

US President Donald Trump has also denied collusion with Russia in the 2016 elections. (Sputnik)

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