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Senate Panel Releases Report on IC’s Assessment of Russian Election Interference

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The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a bipartisan report reaffirming the intelligence community’s findings about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, The Hill reported Tuesday.

Analysts involved in the IC assessment “were under no politically motivated pressure to reach specific conclusions” and that the ICA offers a “coherent and well-constructed intelligence basis” for the Russian interference, according to the report.

The Senate panel also concluded that a more comprehensive demonstration of how Russia used propaganda to support its campaign could have benefited the community’s assessment.

“Our review of the highly classified ICA and underlying intelligence found that this and other conclusions were well-supported,” said Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), ranking member of the Senate panel and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner. “There is certainly no reason to doubt that the Russians’ success in 2016 is leading them to try again in 2020, and we must not be caught unprepared.”

The document is the fourth of a series of five reports set to be released by the Senate committee with regard to its investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 elections. The panel has yet to release a fifth report, which will focus on its counterintelligence findings over the election interference.

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