>> The CIA concluding that Russian hacks were indeed aimed at helping President-elect Donald Trump win the White House in this year's election and not just simply to undermine the Democratic process, a senior US official telling Reuters late Friday. On Saturday, incoming Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer calling for a Senate probe.
The man he's replacing, Harry Reid calling for the FBI's James Comey to step down for downplaying possible Russian interference. The subject gaining traction, following a Washington Post report claiming intelligence officials have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government, who handed over thousands of hacked emails to Wikileaks.
And follows and order by President Obama for a quote, full review into the waves of cyber attacks in this years elections blamed on Russia. Obama telling intelligence services to have a report on his desk before he leaves office. White House correspondent, Jeff Mason.>> So this review will focus on the cyber attacks and otherwise foreign interference into the US election in 2016.
Intelligence officials said in October that Russia had intervened in the election with cyber attacks. This particular report is gonna look more broadly at what happened and try to come up with some lessons learned that the United States can apply going forward. He is concerned that the issue needs to be addressed before President-elect Trump takes office on January 20th.
>> The Trump camp dismissing the report with a short statement, casting doubt on the intelligence gathering abilities of these agencies. An odd response, since Trump will soon be overseeing and presumably be depending on this very community to provide his administration with intelligence. He's repeatedly downplayed talk of Russian involvement in his run for the White House, recently telling Time magazine, the claims are laughable.