Russia “Did Not” Interfere with US Presidential Election
Thursday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo denied that Russian interference in the US Presidential election had any effect on the outcome of the campaign.
Director Pompeo reminded an audience at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, DC, that the US intelligence community has never concluded that Moscow’s mischief changed not 1 vote.
“The intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling that took place did not affect the outcome of the election,” he said.
Russia’s efforts to disrupt US elections “is not new,” he said, adding that “the Russians have been at this an awfully long time.”
Director Pompeo predicted that Moscow is likely to continue its behavior “until there is a new leader in Russia” to replace President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer.
Democrats have been accusing President Donald Trump of colluding with Putin to swing the election against Hillary Clinton. Those charges have spurred congressional investigations and the appointment of an independent prosecutor to look into any illegal contacts between President Trump aides and Moscow.
Director Pompeo’s remarks come as Congress is beginning to look into charges that, according to The Hill, Russia colluded with The Hussein Obama Admin to give Moscow control over 20% of America’s Uranium stock.
President Trump told reporters Thursday that the Uranium deal is the “real story.”
“Not a story where they talk about collusion and there was none. It was a hoax,” he said.