MERKEL’S GERMAN CRACK DOWN ON FAKE NEWS FINDS NO EVIDENCE OF RUSSIAN HACKING


Russian President Vladimir Putin is not deliberately trying to undermine Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of her impending re-election campaign – or at least, if he is, he is hiding his tracks well.

That’s the inconclusive conclusion that Germany’s foreign and domestic intelligence agencies came to last fall, following several months of investigation which was delivered to Merkel’s chief-of-staff Peter Altmaier in the form of a 50-page report.

Altmaier chose not to make the report public, but it was leaked to the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” newspaper this week.
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