Following a closed-door interview Wednesday with former Obama administration officials, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced their agreement with the 2017 intelligence community report that formally accused Russia of trying to interfere in the U.S. presidential election to boost then-candidate Donald Trump.
While the committee agreed with the theory that Russia did try to interfere with the U.S. election, their statement did not reference any claims of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr and vice chairman Sen. Mark Warner released a joint statement Wednesday, in which Burr said, “There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections.”
Warner stated, “The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated, and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton.”
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