FBI Now Agrees That Russia Hacked the Election to Help Trump Win

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: Getty)
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: Getty)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is supporting a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in United States elections, according to a Washington Post report quoting anonymous US officials.

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Some Republican lawmakers had hinted that the FBI may not agree with the CIA assessment that make news late last week. From The Washington Post:

“Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,” CIA Director John O. Brennan said in a message to the agency’s workforce, according to U.S. officials who have seen the message.

“The three of us also agree that our organizations, along with others, need to focus on completing the thorough review of this issue that has been directed by President Obama and which is being led by the DNI,” Brennan’s message read.

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As it stands now, the CIA, FBI and Director of National Intelligence all agree that Russia intervened in US elections with the explicit goal of getting Trump elected. On the other hand, Russia and Trump have said Russia didn’t help elect Trump.

[The Washington Post]

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Funny how the same people who believe that Obama was born in Kenya, attended a madrassa in Indonesia, religiously attended a black supremacist christian church, (impossibly) reconciled the views of communism with those of hard line islamofascism and nazism; believe that he is the simultaneous leader of ISIS, the NWO, the boy scouts, and the Islamic Brotherhood and that he is going to take our guns so he can impose Sharia law - cannot fathom the thought that maybe, just maybe credible reports that Russia interfered in our election might be true.

Also - run on sentences are my hobby.