BREAKING: The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election with the intention of helping Donald Trump to win the presidency.
Individuals with connections to the Russian government helped to leak thousands of hacked documents to WikiLeaks.
During the election, in September in a secret briefing with congresional leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel dismissed the veracity of the intelligence.
The Washington Post is reporting that, “according to several officials, McConnell raised doubts about the underlying intelligence and made clear to the administration that he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics.
“Some of the Republicans in the briefing also seemed opposed to the idea of going public with such explosive allegations in the final stages of an election, a move that they argued would only rattle public confidence and play into Moscow’s hands. In September, during a secret briefing for congressional leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to officials present.”
Oh and by the way, Donald Trump recently hired Mitch McConnell’s wife to be his new transportation secretary.
On friday, President Obama ordered a full review of the Russian hacking to be completed before he leaves office in January.