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GOP rep: We're going to show the CIA ‘got it wrong' on Russia trying to help Trump


Added 03-13-18 07:57:02am EST - “Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) said on” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “GOP rep: We’re going to show the CIA ‘got it wrong’ on Russia trying to help Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Chris StewartChristopher (Chris) Douglas StewartHow to fix the unintended consequences of Grand Staircase-Escalante Bannon arrives for second closed-door interview with House Intel panel Lawmakers in dark about 'phase two' of Nunes investigation MORE (R-Utah) said on Monday that an upcoming report by House Intelligence Committee Republicans will show that the CIA was incorrect in its assessment that Russia sought to help elect President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE in 2016.

"I have spent a couple days out to the CIA actually reading the raw intelligence; actually reading what we were basing this on," Stewart, a member of the intelligence panel, said on CNN. "And when we release this report, we're going to be able to show, you know what, the CIA just got it wrong."

The CIA and other agencies within the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a report made public early last year that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election and sought to sway the race in Trump's favor.

"The CIA is not perfect. They often – or at least from time to time – will make mistakes, as do I, as do you, as does any agency," Stewart said. "And we're just going to have to show people they were wrong on this. They just misinterpreted some very key intelligence and drew the wrong conclusion."

The House Intelligence Committee abruptly ended its investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election on Monday, with Republicans on the panel asserting that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

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