Obama says it is possible Russia would try to sway US election

By REUTERS
July 27, 2016 05:21

 WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama said it was possible that Russia would try to influence the US presidential election, after a leak of Democratic National Committee emails that experts have attributed to Russian hackers.

"Anything is possible," Obama told NBC News in an interview broadcast on Tuesday when asked if the Russians would try to influence the Nov. 8 election.

Obama said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was investigating the leak on Friday of more than 19,000 DNC emails, which showed the committee had favored Hillary Clinton over Senator Bernie Sanders for the party's presidential nomination.

"I know that experts have attributed this to the Russians," Obama said.

"What we do know is that the Russians hack our systems, not just government systems but private systems," he said.


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