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FBI Pursues Three Probes Into Russian Hacking Of US Elections

Sources say the bureau's offices in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Washington are investigating the alleged hack.

The FBI is pursuing three separate investigations into cyberattacks on political and government entities during the US presidential poll campaign and trying to identify Russia's role in them, Reuters reports, quoting five current and former government officials. Russia has been accused of orchestrating the attacks to undermine support for Hillary Clinton.

Sources say the FBI's Pittsburgh office is probing the 2015-2016 breaches, which exposed the internal communications of the Democrats. The case has made strong progress but does not yet have enough evidence for an indictment. The San Francisco unit is investigating hacker group Guccifer 2, which allegedly leaked emails from the Clinton campaign manager's account. Washington-based agents are examining leads from informants and foreign communications intercepts.

Reuters' sources revealed the FBI is studying reports of frequent pre-election interactions between Russian intelligence officials and Americans close to US President Donald Trump, as well as financial transactions involving Russian investments overseas.

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