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Leid Stories—‘Deep-Dive’ Probes of Russia’s Alleged ‘Interference’ in U.S. Presidential Election Also Should Apply to U.S. Political ‘Interventions’ Abroad—12.15.16

Since President Barack Obama ordered a “deep-dive” probe of Russia’s alleged role in fixing the 2016 presidential election to favor Donald Trump—Hillary Clinton’s main reason for why she lost—there have been a number of demands for similar investigations by members of Congress. It’s in the interest of protecting U.S. democracy, they say, although few feign neutrality about Trump and have openly expressed a desire to torpedo his presidency.

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Alexandra Jacobo – Obama orders investigation after CIA claims Russia intervened to help Trump get elected

President Obama has ordered a full review into whether or not Russian hackers played a part in the 2016 presidential election. Intelligence agencies are ordered to conduct a full investigation into the possibility of foreign hacking altering the outcome and process of the 2016 election, specifically in favor of Donald Trump. The agencies are expected to complete their investigation by …