President-elect Donald Trump isn’t ready to accept the conclusion that Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election until intelligence agencies release some sort of joint report, his incoming White House chief of staff said Sunday.
“I think he would accept the conclusion if these intelligence professionals would get together, put out a report and show the American people they’re actually on the same page as opposed to third parties through The Washington Post,” Reince Priebus said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We haven’t heard from [FBI Director James] Comey. … I think that these guys should be straight with the American people and come out and say it. I don’t think they’re been clear about it.”
Priebus was responding to a memo sent by CIA Director John Brennan to the agency workforce last week, in which Brennan said there’s a “strong consensus” among himself, Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper “on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election.”