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It’s Official: Intelligence Chief Confirms Russia Did Not Hack Election


  • It’s Official: Intelligence Chief Confirms Russia Did Not Hack Election
    by Sean Adl-Tabatabai,
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has categorically confirmed that Russia did not hack the U.S. election and had no relationship with the Trump administration. 

    As dubious media outlets have aggressively pursued the lie that Trump won the election by seeking help from Russia, the announcement from Nunes puts the final nail in the coffin for that piece of fake news.

    Nunes made it clear to reporters on Monday that the focus of the House’s probe should be on the traitors who are leaking information to the press – which he called “major crimes”.

    As of right now, I don’t have any evidence of any phone calls. It doesn’t mean they don’t exist … What I’ve been told by many folks is that there’s nothing there,” Nunes told reporters. reports:

    The chairman said that there is no need at this time for a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of contact between Russian officials and President Trump’s campaign aides. Instead, the Republican said that the real problem was frequent leaks to the news media on the subject of Russia, as well as accounts of what should be confidential dealings with the Trump White House, including calls with foreign leaders such as the Australian prime minister.

    “There’s been major crimes committed,” Nunes said, referring to the leaks. “What I’m concerned about is no one is focusing on major leaks that have occurred here … We can’t run a government like this. A government can’t function with massive leaks at the highest level.”

    This is the first time a leading House Republican — in this case, the lawmaker who is spearheading the investigation in the lower chamber — has said flatly that he has not seen evidence of inappropriate communications between Trump aides and Russia. The FBI is investigating Russia’s role in last year’s elections and potential ties between Trump associates and Russia.

    Nunes’s statements go well beyond what his Republican colleagues in the Senate have signaled when talking about a parallel probe, which Nunes suggested Monday would basically be conducted separately. The Senate Intelligence Committee — headed by Richard Burr (R-N.C.) — has promised to thoroughly investigate any contacts between Trump aides and the Kremlin. And it has pledged to specifically probe ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn’s talk late last year with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.

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March 3, 2017 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , ,

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