About the Leaked U.S. Intelligence Reports on Russia

From a New York Times story by Eric Nagourney headlined “What Do Leaked U.S.Intelligence Reports Say? Here Is a Quick Guide.”:

Leak or hack? Information or disinformation? A coup for Russia or a ploy by the United States?

Days after U.S. intelligence documents, some marked “top secret,” were found circulating on social media, questions remain about how dozens of pages from Pentagon briefings became public and how much stock to put in them.

Here is what we know.

Are the documents real?

Yes, officials say — at least, for the most part.