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DHS Sec 'Not Aware' Of Intel Community Conclusion That Putin Favored Trump

DHS Sec 'Not Aware' Of Intel Community Conclusion That Putin Favored Trump

Asked by a reporter whether she had a reason to doubt the January 2017 assessment from the intelligence community, Nielsen said she did not believe she had seen a conclusion that Russian President Vladimir Putin preferred Trump over Clinton in his country's efforts to meddle in the election.

Nielsen responded as though she had never heard of the assessment before. And when pressed about the conclusion regarding Trump, Nielsen sidestepped. Here's what she said about the IC's judgments on Putin's objectives.

Nielsen's statement appeared to directly contradict the findings of a 2017 intelligence assessment on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election that concluded Putin was interested in hurting Clinton's chances and later helping those of Donald Trump.

A statement last week by the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee backed intelligence agencies' findings that Russian Federation sought to help swing the election to Mr. Trump.

Clapper's idea that Russian meddling "turned the election" contradicts the statement he made in February, saying Russian interference didn't have "any impact on the outcome of the 2016 election." he said it "stretches credulity". "I think what they are trying to do is to disrupt our belief and our own understanding of what's happening".

Nielsen was speaking to reporters after briefing House lawmakers on election security efforts. "Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have high confidence in this judgment; NSA has moderate confidence".

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Ms. Nielsen's response seemed to suggest she is unfamiliar with the findings reached by the USA intelligence community and published in a January 2017 report, "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections", which accused Mr. Putin of trying to help the 2016 Trump campaign.

The House intelligence committee reported last month that though Russian Federation did interfere in the U.S. election and wanted to hamper the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, it had not seen evidence the interference was meant to help Trump. "Russian goals included undermining faith in the US democratic process and harming a candidate's electability and potential presidency".

"Despite the short time frame they had to prepare it, the intelligence community did a very good job with the ICA", said Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Senator Mark Warner (D-VA).

"The Secretary has previously reviewed the intelligence community's assessment and agrees with it - as she stated today and previously", he said in a statement. And all major intelligence community leaders - including those appointed by Trump - have endorsed the finding.

Some of Trump's closest conservative allies in Congress on Tuesday called for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate the FBI probe into Trump's campaign, Russian Federation and the 2016 election.


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