Senior Russian Officials Cheered Donald Trump's Win
Friday, 06 January 2017 - 10:56
Senior officials in the Russian government celebrated Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton as a geopolitical win for Moscow.
American intelligence agencies intercepted communications in the aftermath of the election in which Russian officials congratulated themselves on the outcome, US officials said.
The ebullient reaction among high-ranking Russian officials - including some who US officials believe had knowledge of the country's cyber campaign to interfere in the US election - contributed to the US intelligence community's assessment that Moscow's efforts were aimed at least in part at helping Trump win the White House.