Report: FBI, ODNI Agree With CIA Assessment on Russia’s Influence Over 2016 US Election


CIA Director John Brennan has said FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper agree with CIA’s assessment that Russia launched cyber intrusions to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidential election, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima write that Brennan told CIA employees that he met separately with Comey and Clapper and that there was a “strong consensus” among the three officials on the scope, nature and intent of Russia’s intervention in the election results.

The report said CIA and FBI officials think Russian actors intended to help elect Trump and affect the integrity of the U.S. electoral system.

ODNI said the Intelligence Community currently reviews foreign efforts to influence U.S. presidential elections from 2008 to 2016 and plans to publicly release findings of the study.

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