Courtesy of the New York Times:
American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials.
They based that conclusion, in part, on another finding — which they say was also reached with high confidence — that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems in addition to their attacks on Democratic organizations, but did not release whatever information they gleaned from the Republican networks.
For their part the Republicans claim they were NOT successfully hacked, however the intelligence agencies disagree:
“We now have high confidence that they hacked the D.N.C. and the R.N.C., and conspicuously released no documents” from the Republican organization, one senior administration official said, referring to the Russians.
The Trump transition team had this to say about these allegations:
Actually the information that supposedly demonstrated that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction was cherry picked by the Bush Administration, and was NOT the consensus of the intelligence community as a whole.pic.twitter.com/qKU3drjCxg— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 10, 2016
I wonder how it feels for some of these older Republican lawmakers to realize that after decades of fighting the Russians, and working to keep them in check, that they have now become their little bitches?
It also makes me wonder just what dirt the Russians might have on the Republicans to keep them in line moving forward.
For instance currently the Russians are moving nuclear capable missiles into Eastern Europe. Let's see now long it takes for any of the Republican Senators are House members to make a fuss about it.