Trump Casts New Doubt on US Claim Russia Meddled in Election

402ad4e4-5470-45eb-8038-b9699edb147e_w987_r1WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump is casting new doubt on the U.S. intelligence conclusion that Russia meddled in the presidential election through computer hacking, a finding that led President Barack Obama to impose sanctions on Russian spy agencies last week and expel 35 diplomats he said were spies.

Trump, in a tuxedo for a New Year’s Eve party at his Florida mansion, told reporters that he wants U.S. intelligence sources to be certain, “because it’s a pretty serious charge, and I want them to be sure.”

He said it would be “unfair” to make the allegation against Moscow if there was any uncertainty.

The president-elect, 19 days from his inauguration as the 45th U.S. president, said he knows more about Washington’s claim against Russia than has been publicly revealed and that “you’ll find out Tuesday or Wednesday.”


SOURCE: VOA News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.