> The top spy agency that oversees the Central Intelligence Agency not embracing the CIA's finding that Russian hackers interfered with the presidential election, but not disputing it either. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, or ODNI, instead saying it simply doesn't see clear evidence that could stand up in court that Russia was working toward a Donald Trump victory over Hillary Clinton.
The disclosure relayed exclusively to Reuters through three officials. The ODNI, which oversees 17 intelligence agencies including the FBI, was formed after the September 11th attacks to help the agencies communicate more effectively. The CIA's judgment, according to one ODNI official, is based on the fact that while Russians hacked both Democrats and Republicans, only Democratic information was leaked.
The official explaining that that's, quote, a thin reed upon which to base an analytical judgment. The ODNI stance could give Trump fresh ammunition to dispute the CIA's assessment, which he rejected as quote, ridiculous. Several Congressional leaders have called for an investigation of the hacks. And President Obama last week ordered a full review of election cyber-attacks and foreign intervention, with a report to be delivered before he turns power over to Trump on January 20th.
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