>> As Donald Trump ratchets up his feud with the CIA over Russia's role in the 2016 elections. Sharp push back coming Monday from non-other then Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.>> The Russians do not wish us well.>> McConnell unleashing a highly unusual rebuke of the President-elect and his attacks on the CIA after reports the agency concluded hacking by Vladimir Putin was aimed at getting Trump elected.
>> I have the highest confidence in the intelligence community and especially the Central Intelligence Agency The CIA is filled with selfless patriots, many of whom anonymously risk their lives for the American people.>> Cybersecurity correspondent Dustin Volz.>> McConnell is essentially breaking with his party's President-elect, Donald Trump, by saying this.
This was a growing disagreement between Trump and his own party, over how We should handle Vladimir Putin and Russia as they continue to be more aggressive on the global stage, not just in cybersecurity, but in other realms as well.>> House Speaker Paul Ryan adding in a statement that, quote, foreign intervention in our elections is unacceptable.
This as Trump casts doubt on any Russian hacking. Tweeting can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and we tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory. An official telling Reuters a classified CIA assessment stated with high confidence that Putin's Russia hacked emails from the DNC for the express purpose of helping Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
>> There is a preponderance of evidence collected over several months about these hacks on the Democrats. And it is the conclusion of the intelligence community of the United States that the Russian government was either directly involved or helping to orchestrate these attacks. Trump said that this didn't come up before the election, which is just not accurate.
There was substantial discussion prior to the election about hacking from Russia.>> The hullaballoo following President Obama's request of a full investigation into the cyber attacks in the 2016 election Friday>> A call echoed by a bipartisan group of US senators, including ten Republicans, and rejected by Donald Trump.