Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the fact that FBI and CIA disagree over Republican National Committee hack shows need for investigation and expresses concern over possible Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) At a news conference in New York, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer on Sunday (December 11) said the fact that the FBI and CIA disagree over Republican National Committee hack shows need for investigation. "The fact that the CIA and FBI disagree shows the need for a bipartisan investigation that gets to the bottom of this. The investigation should be tough strong and bipartisan and should have access to all materials classified and not," Schumer said. Schumer and fellow Senator Jack Reed joined Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham in expressing concern over possible Russian interference in a U.S. presidential election and said they will work together to investigate such cyber attacks. "Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American," he said reading a written statement. "This cannot become a partisan issue. The stakes are too high for our country," he added. Earlier on Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump rejected as "ridiculous" the reported U.S. intelligence findings that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, according to an interview broadcast. He blamed Democrats for putting out the media reports and said he did not believe they came from the Central Intelligence Agency.