A top U.S. intelligence official on Tuesday called the allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 election “taken seriously” by officials at the FBI, the Department of Justice and the CIA.FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday said the allegations “seem credible.”
He said the bureau was reviewing its policies and procedures in response.CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Tuesday echoed those remarks, saying “the allegations seem credible to me.”
The FBI declined to comment, saying it “does not discuss operational matters.”
The CIA and the NSA did not respond to requests for comment.
The FBI director said on Twitter on Tuesday that he was “in the process of reviewing the allegations, as we have been all along, and we will follow our procedures to ensure that we can continue to gather information in an objective and transparent manner.”
The top three U.N. experts on cyberattacks and weapons of mass destruction have all said that the Russian government or military had directed the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic Party organizations and that the attacks were intended to help Trump win the presidency.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied that Moscow interfered in any way in the election.