Putin 'sought to help' Trump in US election
Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to help Donald Trump win the presidential election, BBC News reports, citing a US intelligence report.
The unclassified report said the Russian leader "ordered" a campaign aimed at influencing the election.
Moscow has not commented, but Russia has previously denied the claims.
After being briefed on the findings, Mr Trump stopped short of accusing Russia of interfering, saying only that the election outcome was not affected.
The 25-page report says that the Kremlin developed a "clear preference" for Mr Trump.
Russia's goals, the documnt added, were to "undermine public faith" in the US democratic process and "denigrate" Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, harming her electability and potential presidency.
"We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election," it said.