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FBI investigating Russia for the DNC email hack

Evidence is mounting that the two Russian intelligence agencies behind hacks at the White House and the State Department last year are also responsible for the release of 20,000 stolen Democratic National Committee emails last week.The New York Times reported Monday that the FBI would be investigating the breach, and researchers say there's evidence the documents were accessed by computers with "Russian language settings." Experts believe the two Russian agencies may have been working separately, without knowledge of the other.

However, it remains unclear how WikiLeaks may have obtained the documents for release, and whether the hacking was done at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a supporter of Donald Trump. The emails, which revealed Democratic leaders' bias against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), prompted DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to announce Sunday that she would resign following this week's Democratic convention in Philadelphia.