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