Homeland Security head says she’s unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

James Clapper on Trump's spy accusations He distorted my words

But the intelligence community's findings stated directly that the Russians sought to help Trump's candidacy, and the question the reporter had asked Nielsen was: "Do you (have) any reason to doubt the Jan 2017 intelligence community assessment that said it was Vladimir Putin who meddled in the election to help President Trump win?" Nielsen responded saying: "I do not believe that I've seen that conclusion".

"I don't believe our democracy can function for long on lies, particularly when inconvenient and hard facts spoken by the practitioners of truth are dismissed as 'fake news, '" Clapper writes.

However, Nielsen also said she had no reason to question any intelligence findings and added that Russian Federation did try to influence United States voters and will continue to do it in the future.

Nielsen added that Russian Federation had attempted to target "public confidence on both sides" in 2016 and would continue to do so in the future.

The Senate Intelligence Committee recently announced that they agreed with the US intelligence community's findings on Russian Federation.

But while Trump continues to goad his Department of Justice into investigating her campaign, she made jokes about the investigation into Russian election meddling that has already ensnared former staffers of his. "I think what they are trying to do is to disrupt our belief and our own understanding of what's happening". Nielsen was on Capitol Hill Tuesday with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, to brief members of Congress on election security.

Iran calls for respecting Venezuelan election's results
There is no indication in the statement that the Lima Group countries will permanently pull their ambassadors from Caracas . Calling for a new vote, Mr Falcon, 56, said: "The process undoubtedly lacks legitimacy and as such we do not recognise it".

In the 2017 assessment, the FBI, CIA and NSA all agreed that Russian Federation interfered with a preference for Trump. And at worst, they were knowingly part of a criminal conspiracy to defraud the American people of one of our most fundamental rights, the right to vote. "All three agencies agree with this judgment", it continued.

Interested in Russia Investigation? "Russian goals included undermining faith in the US democratic process and harming a candidate's electability and potential presidency". The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated, and ordered by President Putin himself for the goal of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton.

"Despite the short time frame they had to prepare it, the intelligence community did a very good job with the ICA", said Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Senator Mark Warner (D-VA).

"House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said they would not support a bipartisan statement that might hurt their nominee for president", Clapper writes in an excerpt of the book published by NPR.

"The intelligence assessment language is nuanced for a reason".

Some Republicans in Congress have since disputed the findings, with House Intelligence Committee Republicans alleging that the finding was based on poor analysis.

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