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U.S. now 'confident' Russian government was behind hacking of U.S. political organizations

After initially downplaying reports that the intelligence community suspected Russia was behind hacks aimed at meddling in the upcoming presidential election, the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence are both confirming those ties and charging that the Russian government itself directed them. The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations.
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