I see. So, you see the following exchanges as validating your position?
BURR: Do you have any doubt that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 elections?
BURR: Do you have any doubt that the Russian government was behind the intrusions in the DNC and the DCCC systems, and the subsequent leaks of that information?
COMEY: No, no doubt.
BURR: Do you have any doubt that the Russian government was behind the cyber intrusion in the state voter files?
BURR: Do you have any doubt that officials of the Russian government were fully aware of these activities?
COMEY: No doubt.
Or this exchange:
HEINRICH: The â€” the president has repeatedly talked about the Russian investigation into the U.S. â€” or the Russian â€” Russiaâ€™s involvement in the U.S. election cycle as a hoax and as fake news.
Can you talk a little bit about what you saw as FBI director â€” and, obviously, only the parts that you can share in this setting â€” that â€” that demonstrate how serious this action actually was, and why there was an investigation in the first place?
COMEY: Yes, sir.
The â€” there should be no fuzz on this whatsoever. The Russians interfered in our election during the 2016 cycle. They did it with purpose. They did it with sophistication. They did it with overwhelming technical efforts. And it was an active-measures campaign driven from the top of that government. There is no fuzz on that.
It is a high-confidence judgment of the entire intelligence community, and â€” and the members of this committee have â€” have seen the intelligence. Itâ€™s not a close call. That happened. Thatâ€™s about as un-fake as you can possibly get, and is very, very serious, which is why itâ€™s so refreshing to see a bipartisan focus on that, because this is about America, not about any particular party.
HEINRICH: So that was a hostile act by the Russian government against this country?
COMEY: Yes, sir.
HEINRICH: Did the president, in any of those interactions that youâ€™ve shared with us today, ask you what you should be doing, or what our government should be doing, or the intelligence community, to protect America against Russian interference in our election system?COMEY: I donâ€™t recall a conversation like that.
I mean, really, Nikon. What does the man have to do, come to your home, remove your hands from your ears, and shout directly into them?