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Trump continues to ridicule talk of Russian meddling in election

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Washington, Dec 13: US President-elect Dold Trump returned to Twitter on Monday to pour additiol scorn on an ostensible CIA report accusing Russia of interfering in the US election to benefit the Republican real estate magte. “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,” EFE news quoted Trump as asking in a tweet. A story on Friday in The Washington Post about the purported CIA document has prompted calls for a bipartisan investigation of a possible Russian role in the election. The President-elect quickly labelled the story “ridiculous”. “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,” Trump tweeted on Monday. The claim of Russian meddling arose following the publication by WikiLeaks of e-mails from the Democratic tiol Committee and from John Podesta, the chair of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The DNC communications showed that that supposedly neutral body was anxious to ensure that Clinton defeated Setor Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries. The government and the Democrats said the e-mails were obtained through hacking carried out by groups aligned with Moscow. After the Post reported on the CIA’s conclusions, Republican Setors John McCain of Arizo and Lindsay Graham of South Caroli joined Democrats Charles Schumer of New York and Jack Reed in demand of an in-depth probe of “recent incidents” and moves to prevent “future cyber attacks”. The Sete Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, said on Monday that he supports the idea of a bipartisan investigation. The “Russians are not our friends,” said the Kentucky Republican, whose wife, Elaine Chao, is Trump’s choice to serve as Transportation Secretary. (IANS)

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