US officials: Russia hacked GOP election data, but did not release it

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Several days after the release of a report on election meddling by Russian intelligence, U.S. Intelligence officials told Senators that Russia also targeted Republican groups and the Republican National Committee, but unlike the materials taken from Democratic officials, Moscow did not publicly release any of that material.

“There were successful penetrations of some groups and campaigns – particularly on the state level on the Republican side of the aisle,” said FBI Director James Comey, who said Russia also got in to old email domains of the Republican National Committee which he said were “no longer in use.”

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