VIDEO: Russia’s election intervention is ‘new reality, new weapon’
(PBS Newshour – January 7, 2017)
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a meeting about the intelligence report released this week that concludes the Russian government tried to influence the U.S. election. To break down what is in the report and what to expect, senior national security reporter at The Wall Street Journal Shane Harris joins Hari Sreenivasan.
HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: One day after top U.S. intelligence officials showed him the classified evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a hacking campaign to influence the election in his favor, President-elect Trump said Russia could become an ally during his administration. In a series of tweets this morning, Mr. Trump said in part, quote, ‘When I am president, Russia will respect us far more than they do now, and both countries will perhaps work together to solve some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the world.’
The agencies also released a declassified version of their key findings for public consumption.
For more on the intelligence report and what it means going forward, I’m joined from Washington by “Wall Street Journal” reporter, Shane Harris. …