Former CIA agent supports new vote in 2016 election

When it comes to the 2016 presidential election, one ex-CIA operative is in support of a new vote.

After evidence surfaced suggesting Russia may have influenced the presidential election, Robert Baer, formerly of the CIA, appeared on CNN, saying we'll likely never know if Russia changed the election's outcome.

Baer said, "I'll tell you, having worked in the CIA, if we had been caught interfering in European elections or Asian elections or anywhere in the world, those countries would call for new elections. And any democracy would. And I just, I don't see it any other way."

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Counselor to the President: Kellyanne Conway

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Veterans Affairs Secretary: David Shulkin

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Transportation secretary: Elaine Chao

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Energy secretary: Rick Perry

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Chief of staff: Reince Priebus

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Chief strategist: Steve Bannon


Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions

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Director of the CIA: Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo

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Deputy national security adviser: K.T. McFarland

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White House counsel: Donald McGahn

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Ambassador to the United Nations: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

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Education secretary: Betsy DeVos

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Homeland security secretary: General John Kelly

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Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

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Health and human services secretary: Tom Price

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Department of Homeland Security: Retired General John Kelly

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Secretary of agriculture: Sonny Perdue

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Acknowledging he's unsure how a new vote would work constitutionally, Baer added, "I'm deeply disturbed by the fact that the Russians interfered, and I would like to see the evidence."

He also notes that, regardless, it's important for the electoral college to know definitively if Russia had an effect before they cast their ballots on December 19th.

A statement from Trump's transition team blasted the US intelligence report regarding alleged Russian interference, saying, "These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction," before adding, "It's now time to move on and 'Make America Great Again.'"

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