Hayden on Pompeo: “Confident and Knowledgeable”

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President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for CIA Director, Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS), made clear in his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday that he believes Russia was involved in hacks leading up to the U.S. presidential election in an attempt to undermine America’s democratic credibility. “It’s a long-standing effort of the Russians,” Pompeo said, adding that there are others out there engaged in similar activities against the U.S.

“This was an aggressive action taken by the senior leadership in Russia,” he said.

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