Got a minute? A new report says Obama received detailed intel on Russian hacking attempts on US election … Trump not sure Mueller can be trusted … and hires a new usher that won’t shock you at all … and everything else in politics. By Jamiles Lartey
Barack Obama received an “intelligence bombshell” from the CIA last August, warning him that Vladimir Putin was directing a hacking campaign to tip the presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
The report said the administration wavered on exactly how forcefully to respond. Obama and advisers were concerned any pre-election response could trigger escalation from Putin or be interpreted as motivated on behalf of Clinton.