Comey Implies Obama Is Pushing the False Russian Hack Story

Newsmax is reporting President-Elect Trump and FBI head James Comey spoke on the phone. They talked about there being no clear evidence showing Russia influenced the election result. Comey told Trump that DNI James Clapper agrees with him, but CIA head James Brennen does not. Comey implied that was probably because of President Obama:

The only member of the U.S. intelligence community who was ready to assert that the Russians sanctioned the hacking was John Brennan, the director of the CIA, according to sources who were briefed on Comey’s conversations with Trump.

“And Brennan takes his marching orders from President Obama,” the sources quoted Comey as saying.

Comey feels the story being pushed is an effort delegitimize Trump’s presidency by Democrats. While the FBI has been aware the Russians might cause mischief around the election, Comey told Trump it was unclear if anything happened or why Russia would prefer one candidate over the other.

Read the full story here on Newsmax.