Saturday, July 22, 2017

USA Today -- In break with Trump, top Intel, Homeland Security officials affirm Russia's election meddling

President Trump still won't say whether he believes the Russian government meddled in the 2016 presidential election. But his top intelligence and homeland security officials this week affirmed the intelligence community's unqualified assessment that it did.

Trump’s counter-terrorism adviser Thomas Bossert said there was no reason to doubt the findings.

So why doesn’t Trump unequivocally agree with the findings of intelligence agencies? Why does Trump have such a clear affinity for Russian President Vladimir Putin, and why does he object to an investigation that will vindicate him of any wrongdoing?

Now that we have affirmation of meddling in the election, they are some of the remaining questions that need to be answered.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

By Kevin Johnson