The Washington Post published a report this weekend that claims the CIA has found that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency.
The WaPo offered no evidence in the article to indict Russia.
There is no evidence presented in this article. Liberals want everyone to uncritically accept anonymous CIA claims https://t.co/3Lw2vIAwRe
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) December 10, 2016
In October the FBI had a different conclusion.
The FBI found that the hacking into Democratic emails was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.
FBI investigation concludes there's no evidence that Russia tried to help Trump win the election: https://t.co/VreXCA4NIs
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) December 11, 2016
The New York Times reported:
For much of the summer, the F.B.I. pursued a widening investigation into a Russian role in the American presidential campaign. Agents scrutinized advisers close to Donald J. Trump, looked for financial connections with Russian financial figures, searched for those involved in hacking the computers of Democrats, and even chased a lead — which they ultimately came to doubt — about a possible secret channel of email communication from the Trump Organization to a Russian bank.
Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.
Hillary Clinton’s supporters, angry over what they regard as a lack of scrutiny of Mr. Trump by law enforcement officials, pushed for these investigations. In recent days they have also demanded that James B. Comey, the director of the F.B.I., discuss them publicly, as he did last week when he announced that a new batch of emails possibly connected to Mrs. Clinton had been discovered.