Republican President-elect Donald Trump has dismissed claims that Russia intervened in the last presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking saying the report by the U.S. intelligence is “ridiculous”.
In his characteristic manner, Trump blamed Democrats for news reports on the intelligence findings and said he did not believe they came from the Central Intelligence Agency.
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“I think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it,” Trump said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
Trump’s reluctance to blame Russia for interfering in the U.S. election has raised concerns among U.S. officials who fear he will go soft on Moscow at a time when they are worried about its increasingly aggressive behaviour on cyber attacks and in Crimea, Ukraine and Syria.
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