McCain: 'No information' Russia meant to help Trump, calls for investigation

McCain: 'No information' Russia meant to help Trump, calls for investigation

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainLawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology Democrats put Dreamers and their party in danger by playing hardball Trump set a good defense budget, but here is how to make it better MORE (R-Ariz.) said it's clear Russian hackers interfered with the U.S. presidential election but that there is "no information" about whether it was done to help President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE

"It's obvious that the Russians hacked into our campaigns," McCain said in a Reuters interview Monday. 

"But there is no information that they were intending to affect the outcome of the election, and that's why we need a congressional investigation."

McCain made similar comments on CBS's "Face The Nation" Sunday. 

"Whether they intended to interfere to the degree that they were trying to elect a certain candidate, I think that's a subject for investigation," McCain said.

"But the facts are stubborn things. They did hack into this campaign," he said

The Washington Post reported Friday that a CIA assessment said with "high confidence" Russian hackers were trying to help Trump win the election by obtaining and releasing emails from the Democratic National Committee, as well as Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE campaign chairman John Podesta.

Congressional Democrats and some Republicans are calling for an investigation into Russia's interference. On Monday, leading Senate Democrats called for a bipartisan commission to investigate Russian election interference.

McCain supports a special select committee to review Russian involvement, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers feel pressure on guns Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Curbelo Dem rival lashes out over immigration failure MORE (R-Ky.) said Monday that the CIA's findings should be investigated by the Senate Intelligence Committee instead.

Trump and his allies have dismissed the allegations and efforts to investigate them. On Monday, Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller said allegations of Russian tampering were coming from "people who are bitter that their candidate lost."