Something rotten is still brewing in Washington D.C., and as is often the case, it involves Senate Majority Leader, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.
According to BR, the CIA performed and presented a high-level investigation into the suspected interference of the 2016 U.S. presidential election by Russian hackers backed by their government in Moscow. But not everyone in D.C. was willing to admit — or do anything about — the intelligence agency’s findings.
U.S. intelligence has identified the individuals who provided thousands of stolen Democratic Party emails — and they have connections to the Russian government. The CIA has concluded that not only did the Russian hacks shake the American people’s faith in the system, they actually worked to aid Donald Trump become the next U.S. president.
A senior U.S. intelligence official presented the findings to U.S. senators, saying:
‘It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected. That’s the consensus view.’
President-elect Trump has been dismissing the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies throughout his campaign and since winning the election on Nov. 8. He has been regularly skipping intelligence briefings, as well. According to MSNBC, President Obama has ordered his national security team to provide Trump and his cohort, Mike Pence, access to his daily briefings, but Trump has been ignoring the majority of the meetings and averaging only one per week since he became president-elect.
And Mitch McConnell’s legacy of personal gain at the expense of American voters continues. If the “checks and balances” of U.S. government are to function, senators are going to have take the concept of “separation of powers” seriously by drawing strict lines between what is required of them and what will best serve their personal interests. McConnell has never been shy about ruthlessly using his position, whether for personal gain or simple revenge.
In stark contract, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is planning to investigate into the election interference ordered by the Russian government.