The CIA now believes Russia hacked Election 2016 to help get Donald Trump elected.
Yep, you read that right.
And Donald Trump is NOT having it.
In a stunning response to the Washington Post article, the President-Elect’s transition team risked an early feud with the Intelligence agency.
“These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” the transition said in a terse, unsigned statement. “The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again.'”
Multiple sources told CNN last week that the US intelligence community is increasingly confident that Russian meddling in the US election was intended to steer the election toward Trump, rather than simply to undermine or in other ways disrupt the political process.
“I don’t believe it. I don’t believe they interfered,” Trump said in an interview for the latest issue of Time magazine.
Trump has also been highly sensitive to any suggestion that he did not win the election fair and square, including claiming that he is only trailing Clinton in the popular vote because of a huge trove of illegal votes — a claim for which he has provided no evidence.
Earlier Friday, the White House said that President Obama ordered a full review into hacking aimed at influencing US elections going back to 2008.
Russia denies any wrongdoing, and is demanding evidence.