Clinton Camp Calls Intelligence on Russian Election Hacking 'Compelling' - NBC Bay Area

Clinton Camp Calls Intelligence on Russian Election Hacking 'Compelling'

Until now, the campaign has declined to back several efforts by third parties questioning the legitimacy of the Election Night outcome



    Trump Rejects Russian Hacking Claims

    President-elect Donald Trump is rejecting the CIA's finding that Russia tried to influence the election in his favor. He was also critical of Lockheed Martin, causing the company's market value to drop by $2 billion. (Published Monday, Dec. 12, 2016)

    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has dropped its reluctance to challenge the election results because Russia "certainly succeeded in interfering" with the electoral process, a top campaign official told MSNBC on Monday night.

    "Hillary Clinton conceded the election, and that has not changed," Jennifer Palmieri, the Clinton campaign's top spokeswoman, told Rachel Maddow.

    Palmieri said calls to declassify U.S. intelligence on Russia's alleged connection to hacks of U.S. political institutions' email and computer systems were "compelling" enough for the campaign to break its silence and join the fray.

    Earlier Monday, Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, threw his support behind a request by 10 members of the Electoral College who asked National Intelligence Director James Clapper for an intelligence briefing before electors meet next week to certify Trump's election.

    ‘The Russians Are Not Our Friends’: Mitch McConnell

    [NATL] ‘The Russians Are Not Our Friends’: Mitch McConnell
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemns Russian hacking of U.S. political organizations, as President-elect Donald Trump continues to downplay the CIA’s confidential assessment that Russia hacked into the DNC.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 12, 2016)