Democratic Rep.: Evidence on Russia Seems to Lead to Conclusion ‘That This Was, in Part, an Inside Job’

During today’s House Intel Committee hearing, Democratic Congressman Denny Heck said that the evidence they’ve all heard today leads him to conclude that Russia “had help from the inside”:
…that this was in part an inside job from U.S. persons, willing American accomplices or terribly naive ones, or probably both, who helped the Russians attack our country and our democracy.

“We’re not indicting anyone,” he added, “we’re merely laying out some of the evidence and the facts, dirty though they may be.” Heck spoke at some length about how this is about patriotism and not party, before circling back to talking about “the use of U.S. persons of influence, whether through active collusion or coordination or naive acquiescence — we don’t know yet the full extent.” He singled out people like Roger Stone and Michael Flynn in particular before declaring that attack didn’t end on election day.” Heck’s question to James Comey and NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers was to explain to him and the American people “why we should care” about these Russian efforts. Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] —— Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

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