It's been just under two weeks since the CIA reported that Russia hacked the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, but not everyone is in agreement. Despite the FBI and the White House backing up the CIA's findings, Trump and other Republicans aren't too convinced.

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After The Washington Post revealed the conclusion of the secret CIA investigation, Donald Trump and his transition team were quick to cast their doubt. Since the start of his campaign for president, there have been various reports and speculation linking Trump to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin.

With Trump continuing to keep his tax returns private, it's currently unknown how deep his financial ties to the Kremlin might be. Some Republicans, like Sen. John McCain and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have called for a further investigation into the Russian hacking, but others are standing by the former host of "The Apprentice." As seen on a December 20 segment on CNN, the issue is becoming a hot topic.

(Keilar's comments start at 2:15 in the above video.)

Joining CNN host Brianna Keilar was Republican Rep.

Darrell Issa, who has long been a hard-line partisan voice for the GOP. Issa tired to make the case that Trump has put a lot of time and effort into his cabinet picks, which made Keilar start to laugh, while stating, "You didn't mention his National Security Advisor." Keilar's comment was in reference to the controversial pick of retired Gen. Michael Flynn. In response, all Issa could say was that Flynn was a "very respected individual."

Going further, Darrell Issa defended Donald Trump for ignoring the majority of the intelligence briefings available to him, while accusing President Obama of "politicizing national intelligence." At this point, Keilar hit back, asking, "You think Donald Trump has not politicized intel?"

Darrell Issa continued to deny, which caused the CNN host to dig deeper.

"Donald Trump is asserting that you have no idea if Russia is behind this," Keilar said, before asking "How is that not politicizing intelligence and how is that leadership?" Moving even further, Keilar went on to state, "I don’t think the facts line up with what you’re asserting."

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Despite push back from the intelligence community and reports by the CIA, Donald Trump and his surrogates don't look to be backing off their denial anytime soon.

While a congressional investigation might take place in the future, it won't impact Trump's inauguration on January 20.

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