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CBS’ Dickerson to CIA Director: Is Putin ‘Manipulating the Election’?

CIA Director John Brennan reflected on America’s national security 15 years after 9/11 on Face the Nation today, but he also addressed concerns people have about Russian interference in U.S. politics.

Brennan talked about how sophisticated Russia’s cyber capabilities are and how active their intel agencies are all over the world. He called Russia “a formidable adversary in a number of areas.”

Dickerson brought up Putin and asked, “Is he manipulating the election? Is that an environment you think he’s trying to manipulate?”

Brennan said, “I think we have to be very very wary of what the Russians might be trying to do.”

Watch above (starting at the 6:25 mark), via CBS.

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