A secret CIA report found that Russian actors sought to boost Donald Trump in the election, and the report was presented to White House officials and Congressional leaders, according to a Washington Post report. Before the election, the White House weighed taking more aggressive actions to address the possible interference, the Washington Post said, but failed to get bipartisan support from lawmakers. Specifically, according to the Post, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressed skepticism when briefed on the intelligence surrounding the hacks, and said that he considered going public with the concerns about Russian interference an act of partisan politics.
The Trump transition team brushed off the report, and said it was "time to move on" in a statement late Friday.
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