WASHINGTON — 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