Intel Committee Chairman: report on Russia’s interference conflicts with DNI testimony

The Republican Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says, reported CIA assessment that the Russian government is mixed, the actors in the US to help election, Donald Trump win, conflicts with the mid-November to the public testimony of the nation’s intelligence chief, according to a new letter obtained by Fox News.

In a letter on Monday to the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said, “November 17, 2016, told the Committee in a public hearing, that the IC (Intelligence Community) it lacked strong evidence of the connection of the Russian government, Cyber-attacks and revelations by Wikileaks.”

In response to a question from ranking democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, clapper had said, “as far As the WikiLeaks connection, the evidence is not so strong and we have no good insight in the sequence of the releases, or if the data have been made available. We don’t have such a good insight into this.”

The Nunes letter further reported, “According to the new press, this is no longer the CIA’s position…I was not dismayed that we learn earlier that she reports directly on the reports, contradictory assessments and the CIA, review of the data, the gives before this Committee.”

Nunes, the request for Information by the CIA and the FBI on the current assessment of the alleged Russian involvement in the context of the US election is not later than Dec. 16.

The Washington Post reported on Friday that the CIA’s castle in a secret assessment that Russia interfered in the race to increase the trump card, not only undermine confidence in the system. Secret services, according to reports, individuals found to be connected to the Russian government, WikiLeaks-E-Mails hacked from the Democratic National Committee, and Hillary Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta, although the agencies do not have “specific intelligence”, the Kremlin officials led the activity.

Trump requested the report, called the assessment “ridiculous.”

Some Republican senators, though, have tried a cross-party congressional probe to investigate further. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., not to say these calls in favour of Monday morning: “The Russians are our friends.”

In a statement earlier on Monday, Nunes said his Committee was required to “closely the production of the report on these attacks to monitor by President Obama to ensure that its analytical integrity” – but he “does not have any advantages in opening more investigations, which would double the current Committee’s oversight efforts, and intelligence Community requests.”

The top Democrat on the Committee, Rep. Schiff, D-Calif., Trump and his allies, for the call to the intelligence community’s work is criticized in question.

“Every day the President-elect and his team will disparage, the work of the intelligence services, to the detriment of the agencies’ important work and the success of his presidency,” he said in a statement.

Fox News sent the letter to the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and is updated when a response is available.

Catherine Herridge is an award-winning chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, DC she covers intelligence, the justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as the London correspondent.

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