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McMullin: Trump trying ‘to obscure the truth’ on Russian interference

McMullin: Trump trying ‘to obscure the truth’ on Russian interference
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Former Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin argued Monday that President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRomney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Trump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident MORE is attempting to hide Russia’s role in his election.

McMullin, a former CIA operative who ran as a conservative alternative to Trump, added that Russian leader Vladimir Putin actively backed the businessman's White House run.

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A secret CIA assessment concluded that Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election in an effort to help Trump win, according to reports from over the weekend.

Intelligence agencies have identified various individuals who helped the Russian government leak hacked documents from several Democratic sources to WikiLeaks.

Compromised sources included the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager.

Trump said in an interview aired Sunday it is “ridiculous” Russia aided him, calling it “another excuse” Democrats are using to explain Clinton’s loss.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell backs Garland for attorney general Trump to attend private RNC donor retreat The Patriot Party already exists — it's the Democrats MORE (R-Ky.) on Monday called the CIA’s findings “disturbing,” adding the Senate Intelligence Committee should investigate further.