US intelligence official indicates Russia prefers Trump as election victor

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in April in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo)

The U.S. has not seen Russia shift on its preference from previous U.S. presidential elections on who it prefers to win this year, a U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday, indicating that Moscow again favors Republican Donald Trump.