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McCONNELL: The Russians 'are not our friends'

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U.S. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell U.S. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has strongly condemned any foreign meddling to influence the U.S. election.

McConnell spoke to reporters Monday, a day after President-elect Donald Trump said the recent CIA assertion that Russian hacking had sought to help his candidacy was "ridiculous."

McConnell says that the "Russians are not our friends" and condemned Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other "U.S. political organizations."

The Kentucky Republican says the Senate Intelligence Committee will investigate. He made his remarks as Trump continues to downplay the CIA's confidential assessment that the Russian government hacked into the DNC and Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta's email account.

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