CIA Director’s Take on Russian Interference

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday he is “confident” Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, and he contends that Moscow has been interfering in U.S. elections long before last year.

At the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado, Pompeo was asked whether he supports the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

“Of course,” he replied. “And the one before that, and the one before that.”

Later in the question-and-answer session with New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, Pompeo was asked whether he was downplaying Russia’s meddling in 2016 by also mentioning the Kremlin’s behavior in previous years.


Originally published by the Washington Examiner.