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Peter King: Russia Hacked Dems, Unsure of John Podesta's Emails

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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. (Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016 06:35 PM

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee's computers, though the New York Republican expressed doubts whether Moscow breached the emails of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

"What I agree with is that Russia was involved in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee," King told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "Situation Room." "I am not certain that they were involved in the hacking of John Podesta's emails. May or may not."

King, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he based his conclusions on briefings by various U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agents.

"On the evidence I have seen, I am not certain on that," he said, regarding the Podesta attacks. "I am virtually certain, as I can be in this world of intelligence, that they did hack the Democratic National Committee."

However, King disputed news reports CIA officials have secretly concluded the Kremlin hacked the accounts to sway the presidential election to Donald Trump.

"I don't know where this conclusion comes from that the CIA has said that they know the intent," he told Blitzer.

"We have been briefed recently by the intelligence community — including [James] Clapper, the director of national intelligence — saying that they've not concluded what the intent of the Russians were, whether it was to favor Donald Trump or just to destabilize the election."

"They started this long before Donald Trump was the nominee, long before even he was thought to be a serious contender," King said. "I think that is something that's being leaked out.

"I think it's unfair and could possibly be illegal if they're leaking that out.

"The House Intelligence Committee has not been told that," he said. "In fact, they've been told the opposite."

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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee's computers, though the New York Republican expressed doubts whether Moscow breached the emails of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
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