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Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election

Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election
By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election By Eugene Scott, CNN Updated 8:52 AM ET, Tue May 30, 2017 Clapper: 'No doubt' Russia was behind meddling Replay More Videos ... Pause Current Time 0:00 Duration Time 0:00 Remaining Time -0:00 Stream TypeLIVE Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Fullscreen Mute Configuration Playback Rate Current Time The live stream went offline.Player will resume on rebroadcast. Playing in Picture-in-Picture mode The video player encountered an error. Clapper: 'No doubt' Russia was behind meddling 00:50 Story highlights "There's been a long history of Soviet interference going back to the Soviet era in our elections," Clapper saidHe said it was unclear if "this interference actually affected the outcome of the election" "Are you 100% sure that Russia was behind the election meddling that you described," Cuomo asked Clapper Tuesday. Watch James Clapper's full New Day interview "Absolutely," Clapper responded.

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