‘No doubt’ Russia interfered in the 2016 election, US Senate says
By MICHAEL HAGANAssociated PressAUSTIN (AP)The Senate Intelligence Committee has said it is looking into allegations that Russia meddled in the presidential election and that the Kremlin may have interfered in recent US elections.
The panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, said Friday she was working with other Senate Republicans to get a bipartisan report on Russia’s role in the election.
Feinstein said she was “absolutely confident” Russia tried to sway the election in Trump’s favor.
She said it would be important for the Senate to examine how US intelligence agencies were able to identify such an attempt.
She also said the panel will review how Russia interfered with the 2016 elections.
Trump said last month that Russian officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin were behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
He has denied that Russia tried and failed to influence the election result.