While many have been trying to push the narrative that the FBI and CIA are not in agreement regarding Russian interference into the election, new evidence proves the contrary.
According to The Washington Post:
“FBI Director James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. have backed a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the presidency, according to U.S. officials.
Comey’s support for the CIA’s conclusion suggests that the leaders of the three agencies are in agreement on Russian intentions, contrary to suggestions by some lawmakers that the FBI disagreed with the CIA.”
CIA Director John Brennan said:
“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…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.”
President Obama is vowing retaliation for what Russia has done to undermine American democracy and affect the results of the most important election we have. He said:
“I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing…some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be.”
It is beyond clear now that Russia interfered with our election and its results, especially with pretty much all intelligence agencies on board. We must now move forward to investigate the scope of Russian interference and what must be done with the current election results as well as all future elections to make sure something like this never happens again.
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