January 6, 2017
Donald Trump has claimed that the recent focus on Russia’s alleged cyber-meddling in the US election amounts to a ‘political witch hunt’.
The President-elect has been steadfast in his refusal to accept findings of the US intelligence community, that Moscow attempted to influence the presidential election by having the email of his rival, Hillary Clinton.
Just hours before he was due to receive a briefing from intelligence officials who conducted an investigation at the request of Barack Obama, Mr Trump claimed the focus on the subject was unfair and politically motivated.
How did NBC get "an exclusive look into the top secret report he (Obama) was presented?" Who gave them this report and why? Politics!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
Mr Trump, who has been sensitive about any issues that have sought to question the legitimacy of his victory over Ms Clinton, told the New York Times that the allegations of Russian involvement were being pushed by his defeated adversaries, who he said were embarrassed by his win.
This article was posted: Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1:15 pm