In a secret assessment that was made public on Friday, the CIA concluded that state sanctioned Russian hackers intervened in the recent presidential election on behalf of President Elect Donald Trump.

The CIA and other intelligence agencies were able to identify individuals that provided WikiLeaks with thousands of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, and connect them to the Russian Government, according to a Senior U.S. official.  These e-mails included correspondence with the Democratic National Committee as well as Clinton’s campaign chairman.  The individuals identified as a part of the hack are said to be known state actors within the intelligence community that were a part of a larger operation intended to boost Trump’s chances at winning the presidency.

“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators. “That’s the consensus view.”

Donald Trump’s transition team, tasked with aiding the President Elect in assuming the role and responsibilities of President, made the following statement in response to the announcement, “These are the same people who said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again’.”

Donald Trump himself also spoke out earlier this week regarding the possibility of Russian hacking playing a role in his victory over Clinton, the Democratic Candidate.  The hacking, he said, “could be Russia. And it could be China. And it could be some guy in his home in New Jersey.”

The CIA doesn’t seem as certain, however.  CIA staff provided their latest assessment of the situation to key senators in a closed-door briefing that took place this week on Capitol Hill.  In the briefing, agency officials provided a “growing body of evidence” from multiple intelligence channels that they claimed made it “quite clear” that Russia was intervening on behalf of the dark horse GOP candidate, according to one official who requested anonymity.

Reports indicate that not all staff present were unanimous in their interpretation of the findings, however, as some intelligence officials cited the lack of damning evidence to show Putin’s regime in the Kremlin actually directed hackers to take action.  The hackers in question were regarded as “one step removed” from the Russian government, making it impossible to truly assign blame to any Russian officials.

After the briefing, sitting President Barrack Obama ordered a “full review” of the situation, citing increasing pressure from Congress to allow for greater public understanding of exactly what, if any, influence Moscow may have had on the U.S. election.