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Russian interference in 2016 election aggressive: Brennan


Former CIA Director John Brennan testified today before the House Intelligence Committee that he personally warned a Russian intelligence agency to stop interfering with the 2016 election.

Brennan called the Russian actions involving the election “very aggressive” and that he is aware of “information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions” between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. He was not certain if any collusion took place between those on the Trump team and Russia.

Brennan added that last year he contacted the head of Russia's FSB in August telling him any continued efforts by Russia to influence the election could result a decline in U.S. Russia relations. Brennan also testified that he notified Congressional leaders of the Russian activity, to include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) along with various committee heads.

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