Trump calls CIA assessment of Russian interference in U.S. election ‘ridiculous’

Trump calls CIA assessment of Russian interference in U.S. election ‘ridiculous’President-elect Donald Trump trashed the reported assessment by the Central Intelligence Agency that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election in an effort to help him win the White House, calling it “just another excuse” pushed by the Democrats to undercut his stunning victory. “I think it’s ridiculous,” Trump told Chris Wallace in interview that aired on “Fox News Sunday,” his first Sunday show sit-down since winning the election. In October, 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, including the CIA, concluded that Russian hacking of American “political organizations” like the Democratic National Committee was an attempt to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system.

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