Trump apparently still insists Russia didn't meddle in the 2016 election

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
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On Tuesday, the heads of the U.S. intelligence community, most of them appointed by President Trump, had a pretty sobering message. "Frankly, the United States is under attack," Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee. "Under attack by entities that are using cyber to penetrate virtually every major action that takes place in the United States," he added. "There should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 U.S. midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations."

All five other intelligence chiefs agreed, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who told the BBC recently that Russia is almost certainly going to try to interfere with the 2018 election.

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