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Trump Derides Intel Briefing on 'So-Called' Russian Hacking


Trump Derides Intel Briefing on 'So-Called' Russian Hacking

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday evening to deride the US intelligence agencies due to brief him on alleged Russian hacking of American political groups.

It was his latest attack on a key body he will rely on as commander in chief and again put him at odds with the agencies' unanimous conclusion that Russia hacked Democratic Party groups and individuals to interfere in the US presidential election.

Trump suggested that intelligence officials postponed an " 'intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' " that they were set to deliver to him this week because they might need more time "to build a case." He called the alleged delay "very strange."

Trump said last week that he would receive an intelligence briefing on the alleged Russian breaches this week and suggested it would come early on, telling reporters on New Year's Eve that they would know more about the subject "Tuesday or Wednesday."

Top US intelligence officials have been scheduled to brief Trump on the full report on alleged Russian hacking US President Barack Obama ordered once it was completed, but the meeting was not set to take place until later in the week, according to US officials, CNN reported.

The meeting was never scheduled for Tuesday, as even Obama has yet to receive the full-fledged briefing on the Russian hacking, one US official claimed.

Trump on Tuesday did receive a classified intelligence briefing -- the Presidential Daily Briefing -- which Trump has elected to receive only sporadically. But it did not dive deeply into the Russian hacking.

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