Poll: Do you think Russia influenced the U.S. Presidential election?

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Central intelligence communities are making different claims of the possibility that Russia was involved in the U.S. Presidential election.

President-elect Donald Trump appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” and said he thought the CIA’s assessment that Russia interfered in the election is “ridiculous.” CNN reported, his comments come as some leading Republicans call for an investigation into the CIA’s assessment that Russia directed the hacking of Democratic operatives and other moves intended to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

According to CNN, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Arizona, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, joined incoming Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, in issuing a statement warning that “recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American.”

Trump, though, said Democrats were “embarrassed” by the election’s results. He asserted the CIA has no idea who was involved in the hacking, and claimed it could have been other countries or individuals.

In addition, CNN reported, that the FBI hasn’t concluded that the Republican National Committee itself was directly breached, a law enforcement official said Sunday. FBI investigators did find that a breach of a third-party entity that held data belonging to the RNC. But the data appears to have been outdated and of little value to the hackers. The FBI also found that some conservative groups and pundits were hacked. The FBI also hasn’t found conclusive evidence to show that it was done to help Trump.

Do you think Russia influenced the U.S. Presidential election?