WASHINGTON Jan 5 U.S. Secretary of State John
Kerry said on Thursday he accepted the U.S. intelligence
assessment that the "highest level" of the Russian government
was responsible for cyber attacks during the 2016 U.S.
Asked during a news conference if he thought Russian
President Vladimir Putin directed the hacking of the Democratic
National Committee, Kerry said: "I accept the judgment of the
intelligence community that this went to the highest level" of
the Russian government.
(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Mohammad Zargham;
Editing by Eric Beech)