The following comments were make by California Senator Dianne Feinstein, ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on March 30, 2017.
“I’ve been on this committee for sixteen years and the intelligence community report, which is the report of all our major intelligence agencies…..released on January the 6th, is among the strongest I’ve read.
It covers the motivation and the scope of Russia’s actions regarding our elections, as well as the cyber-tools and the media campaigns they used to influence public opinion. The report makes a key judgment, and here it is: Russian President Vladimir Putin, ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the United States presidential election – the consistent goals of which, were to undermine public faith in the United States democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, harm her electability, and potential presidency.
It further assesses that, and these are quotes, ‘Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.'”
-Sen. Dianne Feinstein