1. Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, former CIA director John Brennan and former National Security Agency director Mike Rogers walk into classified meeting
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sen. Mark Warner, (D) Virginia:
"I think we had a very productive hearing. And the bottom line is the leaders of the intelligence community during the last administration still stand by the assessments of the ICA (Intelligence Community Assessment) and while we've got some more work to do before we get out an actual document, I've heard nothing to contradict anything from the ICA particularly in terms of the fact that Russians massively intervened in our elections to the purpose of helping Mr. Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton. They also used social media in ways that were unprecedented and scanned or intervened in our electoral systems. And this needs to be a higher priority of both the White House and this Congress to make sure it doesn't happen again."
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sen. Mark Warner, (D) Virginia:
"I absolutely believe that Russia intervened on the basis of helping Mr. Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton. I think that ICA conclusion is accurate. And I think, frankly, Mr. Mueller's indictments of the IRA related accounts was further validation."
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sen. Susan Collins, (R) Maine:
"I will say that in open hearings that we have had the intelligence community has been firm and unanimous in its conclusion that the Russians did play a role in trying to interfere not only with our elections in 2016, but with the British French and German elections as well. It's also very clear that the purpose of the Russian interference was to try to undermine confidence in our democratic institutions and that's why Western democracies in general have been targeted by the Russians. I also firmly believe that this effort is not over -- that it continues to this very day where the Russians are trying to sow the seeds of discontent in our society, take advantage of the polarization that exists and divide us further."
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sen. Joe Manchin, (D) West Virginia:
"You know we've always known Russians were involved. They've always been involved. They've been very active from the 60s the 70s on up. When did they double down? When did they really go after what we what we found out they have done? Well, we never had social media to this extent in any other election before and they've been able to take advantage of that and take advantage of our system, our First Amendment, and freedoms that we have were used against us for their advantage and we know that we're going to make sure that it never happens again."
The Senate intelligence committee says it agrees with a 2017 assessment by intelligence agencies that Russia intervened in the presidential election earlier to hurt the candidacy of Democrat Hillary Clinton and to help Donald Trump.
That's in contrast to the House intelligence committee, which agreed with the majority of the report but said last month that the agencies "did not employ proper analytic tradecraft" while assessing Russian president Vladimir Putin's intentions.
Lawmakers on that committee said they agreed that Putin had wanted to hurt Clinton, but did not agree that meant he wanted to help Trump.
The chairman of the committee and its ranking members released a joint statement following a classified meeting with former Obama administration officials about the intelligence agencies' assessment about Russian meddling in the 2016 president election.
Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, former CIA director John Brennan and former National Security Agency director Mike Rogers met with members of the committee. Former FBI Director James Comey had been invited as well, but his attorney, David Kelley, said he had a "prior commitment" and could not attend.
Committee members say the next step is to release a report on their findings so far.