Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour event at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IowaBy John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts’ conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts between Trump and the intelligence community he will command. Most of them involve Russia, which has grown increasingly aggressive – according to what U.S. intelligence agencies have told Congress and the administration of President Barack Obama – in Syria and Ukraine.

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