Published: Fri, January 13, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Trump addresses business conflicts, says Russian Federation likely behind hacking

Trump addresses business conflicts, says Russian Federation likely behind hacking

Mr Trump has posted an apparent reference to the reports on Twitter, saying "fake news - a total political witch-hunt".

Pelosi did say she had broader concerns about the president-elect's approach to the U.S. -Russia relationship. Intelligence agencies considered it so potentially explosive that they decided Obama, Trump and congressional leaders needed to be told about it and that the agencies were actively investigating it.

Wood's comments come amid reports about members of multiple spy agencies corroborating the allegations outlined in Steele's dossier, which was published in full by BuzzFeed.

Mr Trump launched a blistering attack on those media organisations that had published the unverified details, calling it "fake news" before pointing the finger firmly at U.S. intelligence officials.

Trump himself adamantly denied the allegations. "If they had broken into RNC they would have released it", he said.

According to CNN, U.S. intelligence officials briefed President Obama and Trump on Friday on a two-page summary of the allegations.

But there's still no compelling public evidence that the claims are true.

Peskov said that the allegations in the USA intelligence community publication had no proof and had been prepared at an "amateur, emotional level", which is hardly applicable to the highly professional work of high-quality security services.

'The IC has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions, ' the statement read. Most importantly, it appears to have begun as political opposition research.

Orbis was formed in 2009 by former British intelligence professionals, according to the firm's website. Trump said he interviewed more than 100 people - "some good, some not so good" - but that his selection of Shulkin will straighten out the VA.

That memo, released by BuzzFeed News, alleged that Russian operatives had collected financially precarious and personally salacious information on Trump over the course of five years that might compromise the president-elect's independence.

Mr Trump has previously argued that stronger ties with Russian Federation are in America's best interests. Russian hacking activity in general.

Mr Trump has dismissed the unverified claims that Russian security officials have compromising material about him as "fake news" and "phoney stuff".

He did not however address whether he told McCain there was a dossier - and how to get it. Yet it isn't even clear that the intelligence community was the source of the dossier, which reportedly has been in wide circulation in Washington.

"I'm also very much of a germophobe, believe me", Trump said in an apparent reference to the sexual acts described in the report.

Democratic Senator John McCain became aware of the 35-page dossier and passed a full copy to the Federal Bureau of Investigation director on 9 December, according to media reports.

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