President Obama has reportedly opened an investigation into cyber attacks and foreign influence on the recent election, however, according to the Washington Post, a CIA assessment has already pointed the finger. The Post claims a CIA shared its latest report with senators in a briefing last week, telling them it was “clear” that Russia had a goal of electing Donald Trump. This differs from previous reports, where intelligence agencies said interference occurred to undermine US confidence in the election.
So why hasn’t this come out publicly? There are apparently some disagreements among officials over unanswered questions, and the Post says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the White House he would consider challenging the Russians to be partisan politics. Meanwhile, it also quotes Rep. Adam B. Schiff saying the Obama administration “has all the tools it needs to respond.”
Source: Washington Post