Posted by: maboulette | December 13, 2016

Trump Renews Questions on Election


President-elect Trump has renewed his questions about the U.S. intelligence community reporting that Russia intervened in the presidential election by targeting his rival.


In 2 posts on Twitter, Trump suggested that politics playing a role in this news report on the Russian hacking that emerged last week.


“Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!” he wrote.


A second tweet said, “Unless you catch ‘hackers’ in the act, it is very hard to determine who was doing the hacking. Why wasn’t this brought up before election?”


The U.S. government did accuse Russia of trying to interfere with the election process a full month prior to the Nov. 8 vote with a campaign of cyber-attacks against Democratic Party organizations. A statement from the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security said the hacks could have been authorized “only by Russia’s senior-most officials.”


Trump had addressed the suspected Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee during a debate with rival Hillary Clinton by saying the intrusion also could have been carried out by China or “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.”

It is hard to say which is worse – Russians interfering in presidential election or the winner taking to Twitter to air his grieves.


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