Monday, December 12, 2016

Mitch McConnell Backs Congressional Probe Of Russian Hacks

WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump may have belittled the conclusions of the CIA that Russians hacked the presidential election in Trump’s favor, but Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) backed congressional investigations into the matter Monday.

“Any foreign breach of our cyber-security measures is disturbing, and I strongly condemn any such efforts,” McConnell told reporters on Capitol Hill.

While he did not address Trump’s criticism of the intelligence community directly, he did offer a full-throated endorsement of America’s intelligence agencies.

“I have the highest confidence in the intelligence community, especially the central intelligence agencies,” McConnell said. “The CIA is filled with selfless patriots, many of whom anonymously risk their lives for the American people.”

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