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John Brennan
It should be clear to everyone that Russia interfered in our 2016 presidential election process. And that they undertook the activities despite our strong protests and explicit warning they not do so. I said that all Americans, regardless of political affiliation or whom they might support in the election, cherished their ability to elect their own leaders without outside interference. I said American voters would be outraged by any attempt to interfere in the election.feedback
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May 24 2017
John Brennan, Donald J. Trump, Mike Pompeo and Julian Assange, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about CIA. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 182 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 381 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from John Brennan is: “It should be clear to everyone that Russia interfered in our 2016 presidential election process. And that they undertook the activities despite our strong protests and explicit warning they not do so. I said that all Americans, regardless of political affiliation or whom they might support in the election, cherished their ability to elect their own leaders without outside interference. I said American voters would be outraged by any attempt to interfere in the election.”.
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John Sipher

But there are certain cases that are so important we want to use those vulnerabilities for the short window that we can.feedback

John Sipher

There is a process in place, a White House driven process where the intelligence community comes and says these are things that we found, flaws we think we might be able to use. Most serious leaders in the intelligence community understand that just using these type of things and not working with a private partnership, this causes a bigger problem. They understand the importance of the U.S. commercial sector and that we need to get those things and help them be patched.feedback

Emily Orton - Darktrace

You can buy these things and launch them. The barriers of entry to hacking are going down.feedback

Emily Orton - Darktrace

There are stockpiles of the most sophisticated cyber exploits up for sale. There is a whole marketplace if you want to hack and you don't have to be good at it.feedback

Brad Smith

This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem. (...) We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world. Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen.feedback

Brad Smith

We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the US military intelligence organisation National Security Agency (NSA) has affected customers around the world. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call.feedback

Brad Smith

This is an emerging pattern in 2017. We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world. [Governments] need to take a different approach and adhere in cyberspace to the same rules applied to weapons in the physical world.feedback

Brad Smith

This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem. This is an emerging pattern in 2017. We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world. Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen.feedback

Han Song Ryol

These terrorists plotted and planned in detail for the use of biochemical substances including radioactive and poisonous substances as the means of assassination. These biochemical substances were to be provided with the assistance of the CIA ... while the South Korean Intelligence Service was going to provide necessary support and funding for this attempt at assassination on our supreme leader.feedback

Mark P. Denbeaux

Abu Zubaydah will take the stand, unafraid of the truth that will emerge, confident that the world will come to know that he has committed no crimes. The failure to charge him after 15 years of torture and detention speaks eloquently. To charge him would be to reveal the truth about the creation of America's torture program.feedback

Fidel Castro

If surviving assassinations were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal.feedback

Peter Kornbluh

He lobbied for a coup at the highest levels of the Nixon White House. He became the leading Chilean collaborator in CIA covert operations to overturn the democratic institutions of his own country.feedback

Jim Himes

We're going to want to get through our entire witness list independent of what the Senate may do. The Judiciary Committee over there obviously has questionable jurisdiction over people like Clapper and [former CIA Director] John Brennan.feedback

Mike Pompeo

(Wikileaks) directed Chelsea Manning to intercept specific secret information, and it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States. It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.feedback

Eric Denece

CIA or people in intelligence are absolutely capable of carrying out a cyber-hack as if it is Russian.feedback

Barry Pollack

The Department of Justice should not be treating the publication of truthful information as a reason for a criminal investigation of the publisher. Democracy has always depended on journalists being able to inform the public of what their government is doing.feedback

Mike Pompeo

They have pretended that America's First Amendment freedoms shield them from justice. They may have believed that, but they are wrong.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

If they follow those rules, if they follow the First Amendment, they shouldn't be pursuing a prosecution.feedback

Trevor Timm

Every newspaper worth its salt has published classified information, and who believes the Trump administration, with its press hatred, would stop there?In an unprecedented and dangerous move that threatens the press freedom rights of all journalists, the US Justice Department has indicated it is preparing to charge WikiLeaks with a crime and may attempt to arrest its founder Julian Assange. The charges may stem from the publication of US State Department cables in 2010 and their more recent of disclosure of CIA hacking tools.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. It has encouraged its followers to find jobs at CIA in order to obtain intelligence... And it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States, while seeking support from anti-democratic countries and organizations. It is time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is -- a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

The media has a long history of speaking truth to power with purloined or leaked material - Jack Anderson's reporting on the CIA's enlistment of the Mafia to kill Fidel Castro; the Providence Journal-Bulletin's release of President Richard Nixon's stolen tax returns; the New York Times' publication of the stolen 'Pentagon Papers'; and The Post's tenacious reporting of Watergate leaks, to name a few. I hope historians place WikiLeaks' publications in this pantheon. Yet there are widespread calls to prosecute me.feedback

Jeff Sessions

We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks. This is a matter that's gone beyond anything I'm aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious. So, yes, it is a priority. We've already begun to step up our efforts – and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.feedback

Barry Pollack

The fact of the matter is – however frustrating it might be to whoever looks bad when information is published – WikiLeaks is a publisher, and they are publishing truthful information that is in the public's interest. Democracy thrives because there are independent journalists reporting on what it is that the government is doing.feedback

Bruce Klinger

In my discussions with Trump administration officials, I get much less of a concern that we're about to do some kind of a military strike, then the view one gets from the public statements. Mr. Trump, the vice president and others have all made a series of really ominous statements that would seem to indicate we're on the cusp of some kind of military action. But I think behind the scenes, it's far more calm.feedback

Sean King

I want to know what help China is giving us on North Korea because as far as I see it, they're not doing anything. Japan "has any interest in pursuing that.feedback

Bruce Klinger

North Korea is going to overshadow his first two stops; he will be wanting to explain to both our allies the perimeters of the recently completed trump policy on North Korea. And also seek their views on how best to address the North Korea threat.feedback

Bruce Klinger

Japan has moved on. Japan is in the twenty-first century, they fully bought into the [Trans-Pacific Partnership] and they want to talk about things like intellectual property rights, entry into the retail and financial sectors. But we've somehow gone back to the 1980s. And we want to talk about things like autos, agriculture, currency – even though we've just let China off the hook on that case.feedback

Bruce Klinger

President Trump has made it very clear that he doesn't like multilateral free trade agreements as much as some of us will like the TPP to have been passed.feedback

Dennis Wilder

You'll actually see in that parade transporters that the Chinese provided to the North Koreans for their logging industry. That's just one indicator of the kinds of equipment Chinese continue to give to the North Koreans that frankly aids and abets the North Koreans and what they're doing.feedback

Mike Pence

North Korea would do well not to test his (Trump's) resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region. The era of strategic patience is over. We hoped to achieve this objective (denuclearization on the peninsula) through peaceful means, but all options are on the table. We will continue to deploy the THAAD missile defense system as a defensive measure. The better path will be for China to address the North Korean threat that is making such defensive measures necessary. If China is unable to deal with North Korea, the United States and our allies will.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

I am today surrounded by talented and committed patriots. These are men and women who signed up for a life of discretion and impact - for a career in service to their country, ” said CIA Director Mike Pompeo at his first public speech. He was speaking of the professionals throughout the intelligence community who work just as soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen do to protect their fellow Americans. Pompeo explained.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

On Thursday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo delivered his first public speech. As a preliminary matter, Pompeo should provide some confidence that regardless of the temperament and views of the president, the CIA remains a professional, serious organization with a clear sense of its mission. He believes in and can attest to the professionalism of CIA employees. Moreover, he is prepared to defend them, no matter who the accusers.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. But I assure you that this man knows nothing of America and our ideals. We know this because Assange and his ilk make common cause with dictators today. Yes, they try unsuccessfully to cloak themselves and their actions in the language of liberty and privacy; in reality, however, they champion nothing but their own celebrity.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. In Kansas, we know something about false wizards. No, don't laugh. I mean that.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. They are voracious consumers of the product we develop. They ask really hard questions. While we do our best to quietly collect information on those who present very real threats to our country, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden seek to use that information to make a name for themselves. As long as they make a splash they care nothing about the lives they put at risk or the damage they cause to national security.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service and has encouraged its followers to find jobs at the CIA in order to obtain intelligence. It directed Chelsea Manning in her theft of specific secret information. And it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States while seeking support from anti-democratic countries and organizations. It's time to call our WikiLeaks for what it really is, a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. Assange is a narcissist who has created nothing of value. He relies on the dirty work of other to make himself famous. He is a fraud – a coward hiding behind a screen.feedback

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. In Kansas, we know something about false wizards. They cling to this fiction, even though their disclosures often inflict irreparable harm. It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: a nonstate hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia. Russian military intelligence, the GRU, had used WikiLeaks to release data of US victims that the GRU had obtained through cyberoperations against the Democratic National Committee.feedback

Mike Pompeo

While we do our best to quietly collect information on those who possess very real threats to our country, individuals like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden seek to use that information to make a name for themselves. As long as they make a splash, they care nothing about the lives they put at risk or the damage they cause to national security. Need further proof that the fix was in from Pres. Obama on down? BUSTED: 19,252 Emails from DNC Leaked by Wikileaks.feedback

Mike Pompeo

It is time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is, a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia. In January of this year, our Intelligence Community determined that Russian military intelligence – the GRU – had used WikiLeaks to release data of U.S. victims that the GRU had obtained through cyber operations against the Democratic National Committee. And the report also found that Russia's primary propaganda outlet, RT, has actively collaborated with WikiLeaks.feedback

Donald J. Trump

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. It has encouraged its followers to find jobs at CIA in order to obtain intelligence. It directed Chelsea Manning in her theft of specific secret information. And it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States, while seeking support from anti-democratic countries and organizations.feedback

Mike Pompeo

It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia. It overwhelmingly focuses on the United States while seeking support from anti-democratic countries and organizations. That Assange is nothing short of a hero to … terrorists is reprehensible. Frankly, our government has not done enough looking at this new risk. As long as they make a splash, they care nothing about the lives they put at risk or the damage they cause to national security.feedback

Mike Pompeo

I am quite confident that had Assange been around in the 1930s and 40s and 50s, he would have found himself on the wrong side of history. We know this because Assange and his ilk make common cause with dictators today. Yes, they try unsuccessfully to cloak themselves and their actions in the language of liberty and privacy; in reality, however, they champion nothing but their own celebrity. Their currency is clickbait; their moral compass, nonexistent. Their mission: personal self-aggrandizement through the destruction of Western values.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

Our most recent disclosures describe the CIA's multibillion-dollar cyberwarfare program in which the agency created dangerous cyber weapons, targeted private companies' consumer products and then lost control of its cyber arsenal.feedback

Heather Fritz Horniak

It is important to note that CIA is legally prohibited from conducting electronic surveillance targeting individuals here at home, including our fellow Americans, and CIA does not do so.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I just want people to know the CIA was hacked, and a lot of things taken.feedback

Michael Hayden

Frankly, we did that. President Obama did that with the deployment of THAAD. We planted this high-end air defense system in South Korea that has obvious implications for the Chinese because the radar fans go all the way through Manchuria. There are things like that, actions we could take that are logical and useful to defend against this particular kind of threat that we should not forgo merely because it would upset the Chinese.feedback

David Ignatius

When Gen. Michael Hayden visited a secret intelligence facility in the United States a decade ago while he was CIA director, the staff gave him a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.”.feedback

Tom Cotton

Typically, we wouldn't see transcripts of intercepts to begin with. Those transcripts are part of the raw intelligence that analysts at the NSA and CIA and other intelligence agencies use to produce finished products that then we would review. Susan Rice is the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration foreign policy.feedback

Werner Stiller

The CIA Resettlement Group put a pile of color brochures in front of me and told me to choose a city. I'd always wanted to see the Mississippi so I chose St. Louis.feedback

Dean Boyd

Dictators and terrorists have no better friend in the world than [WikiLeaks founder] Julian Assange, as theirs is the only privacy he protects. The American public should be deeply troubled by any WikiLeaks disclosure designed to damage the intelligence community's ability to protect America against terrorists and other adversaries.feedback

Jake Williams

It's one thing to say, I got hacked.' It's another thing to say, I got hacked by the CIA. I suspect this could cause some foreign policy issues down the road. If you're trying to false flag an operation as Chinese, you wouldn't want to hide those code strings, you'd want everyone to see them.feedback

Dean Boyd

Dictators and terrorists have no better friend in the world than Julian Assange, as theirs is the only privacy he protects.feedback

Jeremy Bash

And for the Justice Department to agree to give somebody like him immunity it means they want him to turn and testify against someone higher up in the food chain. Who is higher up in the food chain, higher than the national security adviser? There's really only one person. And so this shows that the jeopardy of criminal liability actually extends all the way to the top. Immunity from what? What is he in jeopardy of being prosecuted for?feedback

Jeremy Bash

The image I have in my head of the White House is a runaway train. The brakes are out ... that is how much trouble we're in. You can only give somebody immunity, full immunity, if it's worth it. They have to believe it's worth it in this case.feedback

Jeremy Bash

It would not surprise me at all if what the prosecutors said to Flynn's lawyers is, We haven't reached any conclusions on the Russian matter but we have your guy dead to rights for not registering under the laws requiring registration as a foreign agent and second of conspiring to engage in kidnapping. You better come in and make a deal.feedback

Nicholas Weaver

This appears to be one of the most technically damaging leaks ever done by WikiLeaks, as it seems designed to directly disrupt ongoing CIA operations and attribute previous operations.feedback

Vladimir Putin

As Ronald Reagan once said. All those things are fictional, illusory and provocations, lies. All these are used for domestic American political agendas. The anti-Russian card is played by different political forces inside the United States to trade on that and consolidate their positions inside. Without constructive work with our colleagues in Pentagon & CIA we cannot obtain what we aim to. I'd like to tell these people that we perceive and regard the United States as a great power with which we want to establish good partnership relations.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

President Trump’s belly-flop on health care may be a single, albeit humiliating defeat, or, Democrats certainly hope, the beginning of a series of catastrophic failures that render him isolated and enfeebled. As former CIA director for President Obama and chief of staff for President Bill Clinton Leon Panetta put it in an NPR interview, “The last thing you want is another loss that makes it that much tougher to be able to govern.” Unfortunately, Trump faces a series of challenges over the next several months and the potential for more losses.feedback

Devin Nunes

We want to clarify press reports that the CIA has a new assessment that it has not shared with us.feedback

Will Strafach

It's too old. And even if it wasn't too old, it requires you to get to a device that is en route to somebody specific.feedback

Jeff Pollard - Forrester Research

The most concerning part of this is that it highlights that it doesn't matter how secure you keep a device. You have to understand that there could also be something that gets delivered to you in a device that you purchased.feedback

Rich Mogull - Securosis

The most notable part of this latest WikiLeaks release is that it shows the CIA doing exactly what we pay them to – exploit specific targets with limited attacks to support our national interests.feedback

Chuck Barris

I think anything would have been possible without my shows. I think The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game began the momentum for what eventually became Fear Factor, The Jerry Springer Show, Joe Millionaire, and so on. But if I wasn't there, somebody else would have been.feedback

Chuck Barris

When I started out I was trying to find good talent but all I found was bad talent ... so I said let's do a show with bad talent.feedback

Chuck Barris

Everything was dealing with people, and no right and wrong answers, and no scripts. I'll never answer that question.feedback

Chuck Barris

Critics had harassed me for 15 years saying that I'd lowered the bar of civilization. I couldn't deal with this anger, and I had to get it out of my system. So I found a hotel that had monthly rates. I thought I'd take about a month before I went back to California, and I would write it out.feedback

Chuck Barris

I was never on drugs, but everybody thought I was. When they saw 'The Gong Show,' and I would come out, they all thought I was whacked out of my mind. But I never did drugs. I had a public company.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

1. “The last thing that we should be doing is cutting the budget for biomedical research.”.feedback

Rand Paul

I spent nine and a half years as an undercover officer. I was the dude in the back alleys at 4 in the morning collecting intelligence to protect our homeland. … The men and the women in the CIA, they do their job regardless of who is in the White House. Same for NSA. Same for FBI. These men and women are putting themselves in harm's way.feedback

Devin Nunes

That is very possible, and we don't have the answers to those questions yet. We had a deadline of Friday for the NSA, FBI and CIA to get us those names that were unmasked through the FISA system. We didn't get those names on Friday, and until we get those names, we can't rule this out.feedback

Andrew Napolitano

Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command. He didn't use the NSA (National Security Agency), he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI and he didn't use the Department of Justice. He used GCHQ. What is that? It's the initials for the British intelligence finding agency.feedback

Sean Spicer

He's able to get it and there's no American fingerprints on it. Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command - he didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI and he didn't use the Department of Justice - he used GCHQ.feedback

James Lankford

There are some theories out there that this is what's called incidental collection, where there's collection of a foreign individual who calls into the United States, and they happen to gather up U.S. persons on that, as well. But there are even some problems even in that theory. If there's incidental collection, you have to minimize Americans that are in it, to make sure the U.S. citizens are protected in their rights. They feel very strongly they have some of this information. Obviously, it's going to come from the FBI and from the CIA.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Wednesday was arguably the worst day of the Trump presidency - at least since he went to the CIA headquarters to insist his inauguration crowd was bigger than President Obama’s. His second Muslim travel ban was put on hold by another federal judge. His health-care bill is taking on water. In his Michigan appearance he did not even mention it. In Tennessee he seemed intent on getting it behind him. (The Post reported, “Though health-care reform was a major promise of his campaign and a signature pillar of the Republican Party’s platform for most of the last seven years, Trump made it clear Wednesday that he would much rather be dealing with the tax code than with health care, which he recently said ‘nobody knew’ could be so ‘complicated.'”).feedback

Tim Shorrock

When WikiLeaks released more than 8,000 files about the CIA’s global hacking programs this month, it dropped a tantalizing clue: The leak came from private contractors. Federal investigators quickly confirmed this, calling contractors the likeliest sources. As a result of the breach, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange said, the CIA had “lost control of its entire [].feedback

Dean Boyd

CIA is focused solely on providing the President and other policymakers with the best intelligence possible to protect the nation against adversaries. That's a full-time job. We're working quite well with the National Security Council on a range of issues confronting the nation and foresee no change in this collaborative relationship.feedback

Avivah Litan - Gartner

We are in a cyberwar and our government hasn't woken up and done anything about it. The CIA can't even protect against some of these guys, so my sympathies are with Yahoo. I don't know how good Yahoo's security was, but it is really hard to detect these nation-state hackers.feedback

Andrew Napolitano

Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command. He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI, and he didn't use the Department of Justice. There's no American fingerprints on this. What happened to the guy who ordered this? Resigned three days after Donald Trump was inaugurated.feedback

Stephen Colbert

If WikiLeaks is to be believed, the latest dump from WikiLeaks says that the CIA is looking at me and listening to me through my TV. Uh, is the CIA listening to me through my microwave oven and through my TV and through my cellphone? Are they doing that, sir? I can tell you that these tools would not be used against an American.feedback

Stephen Frasier

Unless it's a voice-activated microwave oven connected to the internet I can't think of a way.feedback

Nathan White

The NSA leaks were shocking because they revealed mass surveillance that impacted all of us. We're not seeing that here – at least not yet.feedback

Stuart Madnick

How dangerous is it to you if the vulnerabilities persist, or how valuable are the vulnerabilities if the CIA can use them? We need to decide as a nation.feedback

James Lewis

The insider story has some odd bits: this sort of information is supposed to be compartmentalized, meaning that one person shouldn't have access to all of it. The agency has extensive new safeguard to detect such a leak after the Snowden incident.feedback

Andrew Komarov

It is professionally written, which may demonstrate a pretty serious level of malware development.feedback

Vladimir Rusev

The CIA is trying to undermine Trump. They want to destroy him. We offer our support to him.feedback

Anthony Glees

What people in that world always say is the Americans have the money, but it's the British that have the brains.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out. They place a lot of emphasis on the fact that the CIA could be using malware to achieve its ends and leave trails that point to people in different directions. Everybody does this, but it's not going to genuinely undermine proper attribution.feedback

Ryan Kalember - Proofpoint

It seems like the CIA was doing the same stuff cybersecurity researchers do, which is compile lists of vulnerabilities and try to figure out which ones are being exploited in the wild and which ones could be.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks discovered the material as a result of it being passed around a number of different members of the U.S. intelligence community, out of control, in an unauthorized fashion. It looks like not only is that material being spread around contractors and former American computer hackers for hire, but now may be in the black market.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

The technology is designed to be unaccountable, untraceable; it's designed to remove traces of its activity.feedback

Jonathan Liu - Central Intelligence Agency

As we've said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity. Despite the efforts of Assange and his ilk, CIA continues to aggressively collect foreign intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorist, hostile nation states and other adversaries.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have decided to work with them to give them some exclusive access to additional technical details we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out so people can be secure.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to the additional technical details we have, so that fixes can be developed and pushed out.feedback

Stewart Baker - National Security Agency

The unauthorized release of classified documents does not mean it's unclassified. Doing business with WikiLeaks and reviewing classified documents poses a real risk for at least their government contracting arms and their cleared employees.feedback

Robert Cattanach - Department of Justice

They don't want to be seen as endorsing or supporting an organization with a tainted reputation and an unclear agenda.feedback

Heather Fritz Horniak

Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity.feedback

Cindy Cohn - Electronic Frontier Foundation

I am not a fan of WikiLeaks, but I don't think it is fair to throw rocks at everything they do. What WikiLeaks is demonstrating is that the CIA does not have the best interests of these companies at heart. We all should have better security, and certainly at this point, not trying to fixing them makes no sense.feedback

Stewart Baker - National Security Agency

The unauthorized release of classified documents does not mean it's unclassified.feedback

Jonathan Liu - Central Intelligence Agency

As we've said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity. Despite the efforts of Assange and his ilk, CIA continues to aggressively collect foreign intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorists, hostile nation states and other adversaries.feedback

Jonathan Liu - Central Intelligence Agency

And CIA does not do so. The American public should be deeply troubled by any WikiLeaks disclosure designed to damage the intelligence community's ability to protect America against terrorists and other adversaries. Such disclosures not only jeopardize U.S. personnel and operations, but also equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm.feedback

Alex Rice - HackerOne

This is a critical step that WikiLeaks should have taken immediately upon receipt of such information.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

To give them some exclusive access to the additional technical details we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out, so that people can be secured.feedback

Joseph Lorenzo Hall

I think a number of companies will welcome this gesture and work hard to develop updates or at least mitigations that may make some of these flaws harder to exploit. If WikiLeaks gives you a gift, you probably want to be careful with it!feedback

Heather Fritz Horniak

As we've said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity.feedback

Adriel T. Desautels

When vendors receive information about a vulnerability, they look at it from a political perspective. Especially with highly complex ones, they can sit in the hands of a vendor for years, two to three years, until they receive external pressure to move on something.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have quite a lot of exploits that we want to disarm before publishing.feedback

Dean Boyd

As we've said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity. Despite the efforts of Assange and his ilk, CIA continues to aggressively collect foreign intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorists, hostile nation states, and other adversaries.feedback

Sean Spicer

And make no mistake about it I think the president has talked before that anybody who leaked classified information will be held to the highest degree of law. We will go after people who leak classified information. we'll prosecute them to the full extent of the law. This is playing with our nation's national security is not something that should be taken lightly under this administration.feedback

Chris Wysopal - Veracode

The clear move is to notify vendors. If WikiLeaks has this data then it's likely others have this data, too. The binaries and source code that contain zero days should be shared with people who build detection and signatures for a living.feedback

Adriel T. Desautels

That's a huge problem. Our capabilities are now diminished.feedback

Andrew Komarov

We have never seen the authentic tools from Vault 7 leak on the 'black market,' and I assume that the leak is organized from one of the subcontractors or civilian employees working for CIA in specific areas.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out.feedback

Geng Shuang

We urge the U.S. side to stop listening in, monitoring, stealing secrets and internet hacking against China and other countries.feedback

Heather Adkins - Google

As we've reviewed the documents, we're confident that security updates and protections in both Chrome and Android already shield users from many of these alleged vulnerabilities.feedback

Sean Spicer

It is our policy as a government not to confirm the authenticity of any kind of disclosure or hack.feedback

Heather Adkins - Google

As we've reviewed the documents, we're confident that security updates and protections in both Chrome and Android (operating systems) already shield users from many of these alleged vulnerabilities. Our analysis is ongoing and we will implement any further necessary protections.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has a lot more information about what has been going on with the cyberweapons program. After considering what we think is the best way to proceed and hearing these calls from some of the manufacturers, we have decided to work with them to give them some exclusive access to the additional technical details that we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out, so people can be secure.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

We have decided to work with [manufacturers] to give them exclusive access to the additional technological details we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out. Once this material is effectively disarmed by us we will publish additional details. This is an historic act of devastating incompetence to have created such an arsenal and stored it all in one place and not secured it.feedback

Michael Costello - Cisco Systems

Between the time that we notified them and the release date, it was approximately one line of code per week.feedback

Ewen MacAskill

The reporting of the latest Wikileaks material shows the media have now grasped the surveillance threat. But tougher official oversight is what’s really needed. A glance at Wednesday’s newspaper headlines about the hacking capabilities of security services in Britain and the US would have cheered privacy advocates. “Spy in your TV” was the splash in the Sun. The Mirror, also on the front page, had “MI5 bugging smart TVs”. The Times, again on the front, had: “Thousands of CIA spy files posted on internet: British intelligence helped hack TVs and phones”. And the Mail: “How our spooks helped the CIA create ‘spy TVs’”.feedback

Daniel Prieto

This is the double-edged sword of the digitization of everything. Think back to the James Bond movies with a guy in the backroom with a camera that looks like a cigarette lighter taking 20 pictures of a weapons design system. Nowadays, one thumb drive can contain hundreds of thousands of pages.feedback

Varun Badhwar

Yes, I think anything connected to the internet is hackable, is something that can be compromised and ultimately you've got to be mindful of where you want your devices placed inside of your homes, offices and across your personal life.feedback

Will Donaldson

They're tapping into cars. They're tapping into home TVs. They're tapping into every device that you would carry that has a battery in it basically. Because of that, it's so prevalent. There's just so many holes. We're just getting started looking at them. I think Samsung was one of them that they listed, that they could turn it on remotely but it wouldn't put the power light on. So anybody in that room would then be discussing or talking and being monitored without their knowledge or consent.feedback

Konstantin von Notz

The matter has to be investigated immediately. These are all very significant criminal activities.feedback

Michael Hayden

I can tell you that these tools would not be used against an American. But there are people out there that you want us to spy on. You want us to have the ability to actually turn on that listening device inside the TV, to learn that person's intentions.feedback

Michael Hayden

I can tell you that these tools would not be used against an American. But there are people out there that you want us to spy on. You want us to have the ability to actually turn on that listening device inside the TV, to learn that person's intentions. This is a wonderful capability. You give the intelligence community $53 billion a year. You've got to get something for your money.feedback

Sean Spicer

This is the kind of disclosure that undermines our security, our country and our well-being. This alleged leak should concern every single American.feedback

Avivah Litan - Gartner

Basically the 'Internet of things' is vulnerable and has been deployed without thinking of security first.feedback

Matt Holden

At this point, I am so used to reading stories about accounts getting hacked that it is to be expected. So long as I conduct myself in a way that would mean I have nothing to hide, then I'm not worried about the government taking a look.feedback

Avivah Litan - Gartner

We don't know about the CIA role, but we do know anything with a chip in it that is connected to the Internet is vulnerable to hacking.feedback

Andrew Marshello

Today's leaks definitely concern me, but at this point I have accepted that security risks are an inherent part of our modern technology. Since that tech is so integrated into our society, it's hard to take the reasonable step – cutting out smart devices, messaging apps, etc. – without sacrificing a part of social life.feedback

Ed Mierzwinski

You shouldn't be too concerned about the CIA hacking you unless you're doing something illegal. But this should be a wakeup call for the average consumer.feedback

Scott Vernick

What everybody should be asking is whether any of this was shared with local law enforcement.feedback

Eva Velasquez

People have fatigue in this area, especially when talking about data breaches, and to a degree, hacking. People love their fun toys and devices.feedback

Michael Hayden

I can tell you that these tools would not be used against an American. But there are people out there that you want us to spy on. You want us to have the ability to actually turn on that listening device inside the TV, to learn that person's intentions. This is a wonderful capability. You give the intelligence community $53 billion a year. You gotta get something for your money.feedback

Stephen Colbert

If WikiLeaks is to be believed, the latest dump from WikiLeaks says that the CIA is looking at me and listening to me through my TV. Uh, is the CIA listening to me through my microwave oven and through my TV and through my cellphone? Are they doing that, sir? If they were, would you say yes? Is that a true answer? I don't believe you. I can't wait for the tapes to come out.feedback

Michael Hayden

No. So the only part of the U.S. government that can grant the authority to do that is a federal judge. And if I were to want to do that as director of NSA, I'd have to go to the judge, and I'd have to prove to a level of probable cause that the intended target of the surveillance was either the agent of a foreign power or was involved in some sort of criminal activity. That's what I wondered, what happened on Saturday morning.feedback

Michael Hayden

Look, we're all Americans. We're all distrustful of government. It's in our DNA, even the former director of this-and-that --.feedback

Andy Yen - Central Intelligence Agency

The exploitation of user endpoints (mobile phones, personal computers, etc) is actually not a new technique, but one that has existed since the first malware was created. This unfortunately is not something that cryptography is designed to defend against, as encryption by itself cannot guarantee the security of end-user devices.feedback

Andy Yen - Central Intelligence Agency

The core cryptographic algorithms and techniques used by ProtonMail and other encrypted services remain secure.feedback

Christine Levinson

We believe people can survive for ten years under any circumstances. In the worst places, people survive. We know Bob is alive.feedback

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Of course, if it becomes clear what his goal was, or if he was indeed on a mission, then perhaps specific assistance can be given.feedback

Christine Levinson

Iran is responsible for Bob. They know where he is and what happened to him. They've had him for 10 years. And we need the United States government to meet with them and find out what's necessary to get Bob home. I'm hoping that the Trump administration will be able to do that.feedback

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

There is an extreme proliferation risk in the development of cyber 'weapons,' . Comparisons can be drawn between the uncontrolled proliferation of such 'weapons,' which results from the inability to contain them combined with their high market value, and the global arms trade. But the significance of 'Year Zero' [the first part of the release] goes well beyond the choice between cyberwar and cyberpeace. The disclosure is also exceptional from a political, legal and forensic perspective.feedback

Christine Levinson

We believe people can survive 10 years under any circumstances. In the worst places, people survive. We know Bob is alive. Everyone else has gotten out of Iran, but Bob has been left behind every single time. It's now time for him to be returned home to his family.feedback

Dan Levinson

I'm not as worried about his health. I understand people thinking it being over 10 years and fearing the worst, but we don't believe that.feedback

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Of course if it becomes clear what his goal was, or if he was indeed on a mission, then perhaps specific assistance can be given.feedback

Avivah Litan - Gartner

We don't know about the CIA role, but we do know anything with a chip in it that is connected to the Internet is vulnerable to hacking. Basically the 'Internet of things' is vulnerable and has been deployed without thinking of security first.feedback

Roger Lanctot - Strategy Analytics

You have a lot of car companies trying to design cars to be better suited to automation, which means they're more attractive to hackers.feedback

Nicholas Weaver

By doing this dump in such detail, whoever has released this data has basically given the CIA a road map about how to find this data was taken in the first place because now they know where it was taken from and what time it was taken - probably the single day if not hour and that leads you to how it got taken and who took it.feedback

Ted Lieu

If these documents are true, it means the CIA arsenal of cyber weapons is now out there in the public domain, and who knows who now has access to some very intrusive hacking tools. It is very disturbing to anyone who cares about privacy ... It should also put to rest any argument about encryption back doors. You can't just give encryption keys to the good guys and hope they don't get to the bad guys. Our best protection is to have no security defects in the products we use.feedback

Malcolm Nance - NBC News

I don't think this came from software. I think this came from screen grabs that were done on a non-secure computer – thats why I think it was a low level guy. It appears to be a hit operation on the CIA by Julian Assange [the WikiLeaks founder]. Why would it come out in such a precision release? Wikileaks have done many releases like this in Donald Trump's favour during the election campaign.feedback

Sinan Eren - Avast Software

We can prevent attacks in real time if we were given the hooks into the mobile operating system. If we can drive a paradigm shift where mobile platforms don't shut off access, we'll be better able to detect when hackers are hiding in a mobile (phone).feedback

Robert Graham

One anti-virus researcher has told me that a virus they once suspected came from the Russians or Chinese can now be attributed to the CIA, as it matches the description perfectly to something in the leak.feedback

Ross Schulman

Congress ought to pass a law saying that something like the [Vulnerabilities Equities Process] ought to exist.feedback

Rob Knake

The idea that there's an operational need for the CIA to target Apple and Google overseas shouldn't surprise anybody, given the pervasiveness of the Android and iPhone. The policy is not unilateral disarmament of the United States.feedback

Michael Daniel

You might have a vulnerability in a system that is not widely used in the U.S., or it might be the only way we know of to get access to certain kinds of networks.feedback

Ben Wizner

At a time of increasingly damaging hacking by cybercriminals and governments, it's essential that U.S. agencies not undermine the security of our digital systems. Patching security holes immediately, not stockpiling them, is the best way to make everyone's digital life safer.feedback

Edward Snowden

The CIA reports show the USG [U.S. government] developing vulnerabilities in U.S. products, then intentionally keeping the holes open. Reckless beyond words.feedback

Jake Williams

There's no question that there's a fire drill going on right now. It wouldn't surprise me that there are people changing careers -- and ending careers -- as we speak. I can't fathom anyone fabricated that amount of operational security concern. It rings true to me. The only people who are having that conversation are people who are engaging in nation-state-level hacking.feedback

Bob Ayers

The damage right now is relatively high-level. (But) the potential for really detailed damage will come in the following releases.feedback

Jake Williams

I can't fathom anyone fabricated that amount of operational security concern. It rings true to me.feedback

Jason Healey

If the CIA has this many, we would expect the NSA to have several times more.feedback

Edward Snowden

Why is this dangerous? Because until closed, any hacker can use the security hole the CIA left open to break into any iPhone in the world.feedback

Susan Hennessey

There is a lot of circumstantial evidence of the links between Assange and Russia. It's certainly not a coincidence that Russian military intelligence selected WikiLeaks as a distribution platform for its Democrats hack.feedback

James Lewis

This might be one explanation for the leaks – it's data to build a case that the Russian interference and connections are a secret 'deep state' plot, as the false flag bits in WikiLeaks 'shows'. Mr Trump, who last year angrily dismissed the conclusion of intelligence officials that the Russians interfered in the presidential election to boost his candidacy, has now asked both his staff and a congressional committee investigating Moscow's influence on the election to turn up evidence that Mr Obama led an effort to spy on him.feedback

Elvis Redzepagic

Since I got back from Turkey from trying to perform jihad and join Jabhat al-Nusra the CIA has been bothering me. It's annoying but I out smarted them.feedback

James Woolsey

The Russians have been doing this for decades in one way or another. What's new is to use cyber in … trying to influence their neighbors' elections, including us. And that's something we shouldn't put up with. Things deteriorated. We need to get back into the business of having the world's best military that not only is good but functions smoothly and is innovative and all of that means some added resources. You can see it in the people he selected for senior jobs, you can see from the commitment to the defense budget, the attention he pays to the military.feedback

James Woolsey

That would make the Russians very unhappy and I think probably a lot more willing to be decent.feedback

Sabrina de Sousa

It is incredible. I'm happy with how this worked out here after two years of having this troubling my mind. But this is not over yet, as I still have the process in Italy, and we have to see how it goes in the next few days.feedback

Mark Toner

We are deeply disappointed in her conviction and sentence. This is a matter that U.S. officials have been following closely. We have asked our European counterparts what their next steps may be, but we are not in a position to detail those discussions.feedback

Edward Price

The public outcry led the administration to reverse course and name the CIA director an NSC principal, but the White House's inclination was clear. It has little need for intelligence professionals who, in speaking truth to power, might challenge the so-called 'America First' orthodoxy that sees Russia as an ally and Australia as a punching bag. I couldn't help but reflect on the stark contrast between the bombast of the new president and the quiet dedication of a mentor – a courageous, dedicated professional – who is memorialized on that wall. I know others at CIA felt similarly.feedback

Edward Price

What intelligence professionals want most is to know that the fruits of their labor – sometimes at the risk of life or limb – are accorded due deference in the policymaking process. Until that happens, President Trump and his team are doing another disservice to these dedicated men and women and the nation they proudly, if quietly, serve.feedback

Edward Price

Whether delusional or deceitful, these were not the remarks many of my former colleagues and I wanted to hear from our new commander in chief. I couldn't help but reflect on the stark contrast between the bombast of the new president and the quiet dedication of a mentor – a courageous, dedicated professional – who is memorialized on that wall. I know others at CIA felt similarly.feedback

Edward Price

Despite working proudly for Republican and Democratic presidents, I reluctantly concluded that I cannot in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional. Trump's actions in office have been even more disturbing. His visit to CIA headquarters on his first full day in office, an overture designed to repair relations, was undone by his ego and bluster.feedback

Leon E. Panetta

The most important thing you can do to stop leaks is to establish loyalty between the people that are working for you and the president of the United States. If you establish that sense of loyalty then he won't have to worry about leaks. In my experience, I have never had intelligence officers who have a responsibility to provide full information to the president and to other leaders in the country ever withhold a piece of intelligence.feedback

Leon E. Panetta

Obviously, it's not a good situation. Because there is a lack of trust between the president and the intelligence community, and between the intelligence community and the president. And, you know, every time he demeans the intelligence community or accuses it of leaks or accuses it of doing things that it's not doing, that obviously impacts on the morale of that institution. I've been involved in politics for a long time. And I've served two presidents and have worked under nine presidents. Leaks are a problem that every president has complained about.feedback

Leon E. Panetta

Every time he demeans the intelligence community or accuses it of leaks or accuses it of doing things that it's not doing, that obviously impacts on the morale of that institution. Look, these are good people. They're not Republicans or Democrats. They're good patriots who are trying to do their job. It's a tough job. They've got to put their lives on the line in order to provide information to the president. The last thing they need is to have a president who questions their patriotism to this country and to him.feedback

Leon E. Panetta

I have never had intelligence officers, who have a responsibility to provide full information to the president and to other leaders in the country, ever withhold a piece of intelligence. Your first responsibility is to provide the truth to the president. And if you start thinking about how the president's going to use it, what he's going to do with that information, then frankly, you'll never provide the truth to the president.feedback

Michael O'Rourke

We know Trump would equal uncertainty. The perfect example is this Russian story and the CIA not sharing information with him. The question is: Will it unsettle markets? So far, it hasn't happened. Right now nothing unsettles markets. We haven't had a 1 percent down day since October.feedback

Saeb Erekat

We believe undermining the two-state solution is not a joke, it is a disaster and tragedy for Palestinians and the Israelis and the whole region.feedback

Gilad Erdan

All the Cabinet ministers oppose a Palestinian state, including Netanyahu. We don't need to dictate a position to the president of the United States.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

On the issue of fighting Daesh, we – that is Turkey and Saudi Arabia – will be cooperating with the United States. We believe that the fight from now on will be more effective and that we will be able to clear both Syria and Iraq of Daesh. We told the previous administration not to rely on or trust a terror organization to fight an organization like Daesh. We said it would be a mistake but we were not able to get them to listen. The operation in Raqqa should be conducted with the right (groups) not with terror organizations.feedback

James Clapper

It speaks well of him for picking a seasoned veteran of the agency who is widely and deeply respected by the workforce as well as those outside the agency. She has also been a strong proponent for integration, not only within CIA, but across the intelligence community.feedback

Sean Spicer

No American citizen will ever be targeted. I think he has been very clear that when it comes to seeking out ISIS and other terrorists that he's going to lean on [CIA] Director Pompeo, [Sec. of Defense] Gen. Mattis, and seek their opinion on stuff. And I think that will be continued.feedback

Elaine Ramos

She brought him to a New Year's Eve party. I opened the door to him and it was the first time in my life the hairs on the back of my hand raised up. A chill came over me. I couldn't even reach out my hand to shake his hand. He was the creepiest person ever. He said he owned lots of property, that he was a self-made millionaire, that he used to be a colonel in the Army and that he worked for the CIA and if he wanted to disappear, he could disappear just like that.feedback

Mitch McConnell

I think the director of the CIA (Mike Pompeo) has made it clear he's going to follow the law. And I believe virtually all of my members are comfortable with the state of the law on that issue now.feedback

John Rizzo

The whole premise of the original program was that the techniques did not fit the legal definition of torture. The bad guys always claimed what we were doing was torture. Now they can claim to have the personal imprimatur of the President of the United States.feedback

Karen Greenberg

This is not a president who is going to pretend we're going to do one thing and say another.feedback

John Yoo

The broader political story is it's putting our opponents on notice that they are not going to keep punching at us and nothing is going to happen back.feedback

Sean Spicer

It is not a White House document. I have no idea where it came from, but it is not a White House document.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I will rely on (CIA director Mike) Pompeo and (Defense Secretary James) Mattis and my group. And if they don't want to do it, that's fine. If they do want to do it, then I will work toward that end. I want to do everything within the bounds of what we're allowed to do if it's legal. If they don't want to do it, that's fine. Do I feel it works? Absolutely I feel it works.feedback

Michael Flynn

If there's an American strategic advantage, it is our values. We must protect our values at all costs.feedback

Mike Pompeo

I will consult with the experts at the Agency and at other organizations in the U.S. government on whether the Army Field Manual uniform application is an impediment to gathering vital intelligence to protect the country or whether any rewrite of the Army Field Manual is needed. If any such differences are justified, a fundamental requirement is that such differences fully comply with law, including laws governing the treatment and interrogation of individuals.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We have to get rid of ISIS we have no choice. Radical Islamic terrorism. And I said it yesterday, it has to be erradicated just off the face of the earth. This is evil, this is evil.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I am honered [sic] to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!feedback

Donald J. Trump

These are really special, amazing people. Very, very few people could do the job you people do and I want to just let you know that I am so behind you and I know, maybe sometimes you haven't gotten the backing that you've wanted and you're going to get so much backing. Maybe you're going to say - please don't give us so much backing.feedback

Michael Hayden

I was heartened that the President gave a speech at CIA. It would have been even better if more of it had been about CIA.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We had it looked like a million and a half people. Whatever it was, it was – but it looked like it went all the way back to the National Monument.feedback

Nick Shapiro

Former CIA Director Brennan is deeply saddened and angered at Donald Trump's despicable display of self-aggrandizement in front of CIA's Memorial Wall of Agency heroes. Brennan says that Trump should be ashamed of himself.feedback

William Browder - Heritage Capital

If the Russia policy is driven by the defense secretary, the head of the CIA, head of homeland security or various others, then Russians aren't going to get any gifts.feedback

Donald J. Trump

@FoxNews 'Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand.' Oh really, couldn't do...much worse - just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News?feedback

John Brennan

There are many dangers. I think the world is watching now what Mr Trump says, and listening very carefully. If he doesn't have confidence in the intelligence community, what signal does that send to our partners and allies, as well as our adversaries?feedback

John Brennan

Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests and so therefore when he speaks or when he reacts, just make sure he understands that the implications and impact on the United States could be profound. It's more than just about Mr Trump. It's about the United States of America.feedback

John Brennan

What I do find outrageous is equating the intelligence community with Nazi Germany. I do take great umbrage at that, and there is no basis for Mr. Trump to point fingers at the intelligence community for leaking information that was already available publicly.feedback

John Brennan

I think he has to be mindful that he does not have a full appreciation and understanding of what the implications are of going down that road.feedback

John Brennan

Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests. And so, therefore, when he speaks, when he reacts, just to make sure he understands that the implications and impact on the United States could be profound. Again, it's more than just about Mr. Trump, and it's about the United States of America.feedback

John Brennan

This is more than being about him, it's about the United States and national security... he's going to have the opportunity to do something for national security as opposed to talking and tweeting. Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests, so therefore, when he speaks, when he reacts, he has to make sure he understands that the implications and impact on the United States could be profound.feedback

John Brennan

I don't think he has a full appreciation of Russian capabilities, Russia's intentions and actions. I think Mr. Trump has to be very disciplined in terms of what it is that he says publicly -- he is going to be, in a few days' time, the most powerful person in the world, in terms of sitting on top of the United States government and I think he has to recognize that his words do have impact.feedback

John Brennan

What I think Mr. Trump has to understand is that this is more than being about him, it's about the United States and national security... he's going to have the opportunity to do something for national security as opposed to talking and tweeting.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I will make a long statement about NATO, talking about the fact that many countries are not paying their fair share. That means we are protecting them and they are getting all sorts of military protection and other things and they're ripping off the United States. And they're ripping you off. I don't want to do that. Either they pay up including for past deficiencies or they have to get out. And if it breaks up NATO, it breaks up NATO.feedback

Mike Pompeo

It is a policy decision as to what to do with Russia, but it will be essential that the Agency provide policymakers with accurate intelligence and clear-eyed analysis of Russian activities.feedback

Mike Pompeo

It's pretty clear about what took place here about Russia involvement in efforts to hack information and to have an impact on American democracy. The Iranians are professionals at cheating. I can't imagine that I would be asked that. I am deeply aware that any changes to that will have to come through Congress… I'll always comply with the law.feedback

James Stavridis

I think the relationships between the president-elect and the current leadership of the CIA, the NSA and indeed the director of national intelligence are irreparably broken at this point. So let's get a new director of national intelligence, let's get a new head of the CIA in place.feedback

Jeffrey Smith

Most president-elects or presidential candidates are very suspicious to the CIA or hostile to it. Once they become president and discover that it's their CIA, the attitude changes.feedback

George David Banks

As a former CIA analyst, I can say with complete confidence … that those leaked memos are as fake as the play money you would buy at a toy store.feedback

Samil Tayyar

Daesh (Islamic State), the PKK and FETO are terror groups with strings linked to the same center. Along with many secret services, the most active user is the CIA.feedback

Bryan Santiago

Four days for a guy who talked to the FBI [about] those things ... that is a serious argument, you know? He goes to the FBI saying that he [was] hearing voices, that the CIA are saying that he needs to join ISIS.feedback

Joe Biden

For a president not to have confidence in, not to be prepared to listen to, the myriad intelligence agencies, from defense intelligence to the CIA, is absolutely mindless. Time to be an adult. You're president. You've got to do something. Show us what you have.feedback

Jonathan Franks

Effective immediately, Ambassador Woolsey is no longer a Senior Advisor to President-Elect Trump or the Transition. He wishes the President-Elect and his Administration great success in their time in office.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart! Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity. So true. Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and we tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory.feedback

Rodrigo Duterte

Most of the ambassadors of the United States, but not all, are not really professional ambassadors. At the same time they are spying, they are connected with the CIA. The ambassador of a country is the number one spy. But there are ambassador of the U.S., their forte is really to undermine governments.feedback

James Woolsey

The Obama administration has done virtually nothing to modernize [nukes], and there's a lot of modernization that needs to be done. You got to make sure your forces can't be taken out with a first strike. That takes money. That takes effort.feedback

John Brennan

Aleppo's fall, to me is not a sign that there is going to be an end to this conflict because I am convinced that many, many of those oppositionists, the ones who are trying to reclaim their country for their families, for their neighbors, for their children, will continue to fight.feedback

John Brennan

They do some things that are beyond the pale. I don't think we should resort to some of the tactics and techniques that our adversaries employ against us. I think we need to remember what we're fighting for. We're fighting for our country, our democracy, our way of life, and to engage. And the skullduggery that some of our opponents and adversaries engage in, I think is beneath this country's greatness.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

John where's the evidence? why when CIA officials were brought into a House intelligence briefing last week, did they refuse to go? Instead, they decided it was better to talk to the media, that undermines our intelligence operations.feedback

John Brennan

Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election. The three of us also agree that our organisations, along with others, need to focus on completing the thorough review of this issue that has been directed by President Obama and which is being led by the DNI.feedback

John Brennan

There is strong consensus among us, on the scope, nature and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election. In recent days, I have had several conversations with members of Congress, providing an update on the status of the review as well as the considerations that need to be taken into account as we proceed.feedback

Ron Johnson

It is disappointing that the CIA would provide information on this issue to the Washington Post and NBC but will not provide information to elected members of Congress.feedback

Devin Nunes

The committee is vigorously looking into reports of cyber-attacks during the election campaign, and in particular we want to clarify press reports that the CIA has a new assessment that it has not shared with us. The committee is deeply concerned that intransigence in sharing intelligence with Congress can enable the manipulation of intelligence for political purposes.feedback

Leon E. Panetta

When it comes to Russia and (the country's) interference in our last campaign, 17 intelligence agencies agreed that (it) was involved in that effort.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If we endure another attack and the intelligence officials had indications or information regarding that attack and the president did not want to listen to that, for whatever reason, the responsibility for that attack would fall on the president.feedback

Leon E. Panetta

I've seen presidents who have asked questions about whether that intelligence is verifiable, what are the sources for that intelligence, but I have never seen a president who said, I don't want that stuff.feedback

John McCain

Actually, because Mr. Priebus said that, it doesn't mean it's true. We need a thorough investigation of it, whether both (Democratic and Republican organizations) were hacked into, what the Russian intentions were. We cannot draw a conclusion yet. That's why we need a thorough investigation.feedback

Mitch McConnell

The Russians are not our friends. Let me say that I have the highest confidence in the intelligence community and especially the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA is filled with selfless patriots, many of whom anonymously risk their lives for the American people.feedback

John Podesta

The bipartisan electors' letter raises very grave issues involving our national security. Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed. We now know that the CIA has determined Russia's interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing Donald Trump. This should distress every American.feedback

Angus King

If you provide proof, you provide a roadmap to show the Russians how we caught them, including intelligence sources and methods.feedback

Richard Burr

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has been, and remains, concerned about Russia's actions.feedback

John Podesta

We now know that the CIA has determined Russia's interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing Donald Trump. This should distress every American. Never before in the history of our Republic have we seen such an effort to undermine the bedrock of our democracy. This is not a partisan issue and we are glad to see bipartisan support in the Congress for an investigation into Russia's role.feedback

John McCain

It's obvious that the Russians hacked into our campaigns. But there is no information that they were intending to affect the outcome of the election, and that's why we need a congressional investigation.feedback

Donald J. Trump

They talk about all sorts of things. We had a massive landslide victory as you know in the Electoral College. I guess the final numbers are 306, and she's down to a very low number. No, I don't believe that at all.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think it's ridiculous. I think it's just another excuse. I don't believe it. I don't know why and I think it's just -- you know, they talked about all sorts of things. Every week it's another excuse. We had a massive landslide victory, as you know, in the Electoral College. No I don't believe that at all.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory! Unless you catch 'hackers' in the act, it is very hard to determine who was doing the hacking. Why wasn't this brought up before election?feedback

Devin Nunes

It appears... that after eight years the administration has suddenly awoken to the threat. Russia's cyber-attacks are no surprise to the House Intelligence Committee, which has been closely monitoring Russia's belligerence for years.feedback

Jill Kelley

Paula Broadwell's stalking brought months of unwanted terror to my innocent family, not to mention the national security breaches she created by her anonymous emails to our most senior generals by illegally accessing General Petraeus' government emails – based on her irrational & sexist suspicions. Of course she wants to 'move on' after she ruined countless careers and reputations of the victims she stalked because her affair ended.feedback

Paula Broadwell

It was a bit of a shocker that Petraeus was being considered for a Cabinet position.feedback

Adam Schiff

Within the IC (intelligence community) there would be such massive resistance to this, it just isn't going to happen.feedback

Adam Schiff

I don't think the incoming administration will have any interest in publishing the greater part of the document.feedback

Adam Schiff

The most that we might expect this administration to do... is to designate it as some kind of a record that would ultimately lead to its availability through FOIA, subject to redaction.feedback

Mike Pence

I think the person who will make the decision about our next secretary of state is the president-elect. And he'll factor the totality of Gen. Petraeus' career in making that decision.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

More than four. Who knows how many finalists there will be?feedback

David Petraeus

I made a mistake. I have again acknowledged it. Folks will have to factor that in and determine whether that is indeed disqualifying or not.feedback

Holly Sterling

I continue to have hope that the truth will come out.feedback

Holly Sterling

We are very confident in our attorneys, we are very confident that it can be overturned.feedback

Barry Pollack

If Risen had written a story about how this was a superb operation that successfully set back the Iranian nuclear program, I don't think there is any chance whatsoever that Mr. Sterling would have been charged.feedback

Marita Lorenz

I knew the minute I saw the outline of Havana I couldn't do it.feedback

David Petraeus

I was with him for about an hour. He basically walked us around the world. Showed a great grasp of a variety of the challenges that are out there and some of the opportunities as well. Very good conversation and we'll see where it goes from here. We'll see where it goes from here.feedback