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CIA director stands by intel community assessment Russia meddled in election

CIA director stands by intel community assessment Russia meddled in election

Washington (CNN)CIA Director Mike Pompeo waits United States intelligence evaluations that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, the company stated Saturday, regardless of President Donald Trump stating he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin when he states his nation didn’t interfere.

“The Director waits and has actually constantly waited the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment entitled: Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections,” the CIA stated in a declaration when requested for response to the president’s remarks. “The intelligence evaluation with regard to Russian election meddling has actually not altered.”
The company stated it would have no additional remark.
      While explaining his relationship with Putin and the continuous examinations into 2016 meddling, Trump appeared to suggest to press reporters aboard Air Force One on Saturday that he trusts Putin’s rejections more than the remarks of previous intelligence authorities, like previous high-ranking intelligence authorities James Comey, John Brennan and James Clapper.
      “I imply, offer me a break, they are political hacks,” Trump stated. “So you take a look at it, I suggest, you have Brennan, you have Clapper and you have Comey. Comey is shown now to be a phony and he is shown now to be a leaker. You look at that and you have President Putin extremely highly, emphatically states he had absolutely nothing to do with them.”
      Trump informed press reporters as he flew from Da Nang to Hanoi in Vietnam that he’s done challenging Putin over the concern and took him at his word that Russia did not look for to interfere in the election.
      “He stated he didn’t meddle. He stated he didn’t meddle. I asked him once again. You can just ask a lot of times,” Trump stated.
      Trump talked to Putin 3 times on the sidelines of top here, where the Russia meddling problem developed.
      “Every time he sees me, he states, ‘I didn’t do that,'” Trump stated. “And I think, I actually think, that when he informs me that, he suggests it.”
      “I believe he is extremely insulted by it,” Trump included.
      His remarks, which came near completion of Trump’s marathon swing through Asia, totaled up to the clearest declaration yet of Trump’s views about in 2015’s election meddling concern.

      Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/11/politics/mike-pompeo-cia-donald-trump-white-house-russia-meddling/index.html


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