CIA director stands by intel community assessment Russia meddled in election

CIA Director Mike Pompeo stands by US intelligence assessments that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, the agency said Saturday, despite President Donald Trump saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin when he says his country didn't interfere.

"The Director stands by and has always stood by the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment entitled: Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections," the CIA said in a statement. "The intelligence assessment with regard to Russian election meddling has not changed." The agency refused to comment directly on the president's remarks.While describing his relationship with Putin and the ongoing investigations into 2016 meddling, Trump seemed to indicate to reporters ...