The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) isn’t really known for being an open and transparent organization.
When details of how the CIA knows that Russia interfered in the 2016 election show up in the New York Times, you know that the intelligence community is trying to send a message.
The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military officers and information gleaned from a top-secret source close to Mr. Putin, who had described to the C.I.A. how the Kremlin decided to execute its campaign of hacking and disinformation.
Incredible story. It’s worth a read.