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Intelligence officials showed Trump classified proof Putin ordered election interference: report

Intelligence officials showed Trump classified proof Putin ordered election interference: report

President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE was reportedly shown highly classified information more than a year ago proving that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered cyberattacks to interfere with the U.S. presidential election.

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Trump was shown the information at a briefing weeks before his inauguration.

Special counsel Robert Mueller Robert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE has charged numerous Russian individuals – including, most recently, 12 Russian intelligence officers – in connection to cyberattacks and social media influence campaigns aimed at sowing discord among the American public to sway the election toward Trump.

At the meeting ahead of his inauguration, The Times reported that former CIA Director John Brennan John Owen BrennanEx-CIA chief: I'm laughing at Trump Trump's Russia ambassador urged to resign by columnist in newspaper his family owns Hoyer: Trump committed 'treason' in Helsinki MORE, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper James Robert ClapperBuck Wild: 'Is President Trump paranoid or is the Deep State out to get him?'

Clapper: Trump was serious when he said he wants citizens to act like North Koreans do for Kim Clapper: It's getting 'harder and harder to believe' Trump didn't know about Russia contacts MORE, former National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and former FBI Director James Comey James Brien ComeyComey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Trump calls Brennan ‘a very bad person’ after Putin criticism Buck Wild: 'Is President Trump paranoid or is the Deep State out to get him?'

Source: thehill.com
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