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FBI's Comey, Intel Chief Clapper Believe Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

FBI's Comey, Intel Chief Clapper Believe Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

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By    |   Friday, 16 December 2016 03:38 PM

The FBI agrees with the CIA that Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, according to a Washington Post report.

The Post cites U.S. officials who received a message from CIA Director John Brennan that said both FBI Director James Comey and James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, stand with the CIA on the issue.

"Earlier this week, I met separately with FBI [Director] James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election," Clapper wrote, according to the Post.

"The three of us also agree that our organizations, along with others, need to focus on completing the thorough review of this issue that has been directed by President [Barack] Obama and which is being led by the DNI."

Reports in recent weeks said that Russia meddled in the U.S. election via computer hacks and even the spreading of fake news in an effort to help Trump win the election. Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have jumped on that train and would like to see a full investigation done.

The Post report goes against investigative journalist Ed Klein's Friday report, which claimed Comey recently spoke with Trump and told him both the FBI and Clapper do not believe there is credible evidence to show that Russia influenced the election.

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