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Rep. Peter King Agrees With Intel Community: Russia Hacked Election Process

A Republican Congressman stands in opposition to Trump's belief that Russia did not interfere with the U.S. general election.
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On MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, Rep. Peter King said that he agrees with the intelligence community who has concluded thatRussia was involved in hacking our election process.

That's in direct conflict with Donald Trump, who told Time Magazine that he didn't believe Russia interfered.

Andrea Mitchell asked, "I wanted to ask you about some comments that Donald Trump made in his "Time" magazine "Man of the Year" interview where he questioned whether or not the intelligence community's unanimous conclusion that Russia was behind some -- the hacking that targeted Democratic organizations, Democratic institutions, the potential that they weren't going to influence our elections."

She continued, "That conclusion -- and he said I just -- I don't believe it. I don't believe they interfered, Trump said. He still is refusing to acknowledge something that DNI Clapper said was the conclusion. What do you think of that?"

Rep King replied, "I would think as far as the public statement that the director of National Intelligence made about the Democratic National Committee, I think the evidence is strong that the Russians were involved there."

Rep. King remained uncertain if the Russians hacked John Podesta's emails, however.

He continued, " Yes, I -- I do believe that the Democratic National Committee, the Intelligence Committee -- the intelligence community is of pretty much one mind that Russia was involved in that, was behind that."

I think it's fair to say that Russia was deeply involved in tampering with our general election and they targeted the Democratic party throughout and succeeded mightily.

It's also very strange that president-elect Trump still willfully denies Russia's involvement, including telling Time Magazine that he thought they were being political about their reporting.


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