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Russian Hacking

GOP leaders in Congress back investigation into Russian hacking

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the top two Republicans in Congress, said on Monday that they support investigations into suspicions that Russia tried to influence the November presidential election. McConnell announced that a Senate intelligence panel will look into the alleged interference. The CIA has concluded that Russia used hackers in an attempt to help President-elect Donald Trump in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump has mocked the findings as "ridiculous," signaling possible looming conflicts with Congress over the inquiries. You can watch McConnell's statement below. Harold Maass