Trump bashes CIA and dismisses Russian hacking report
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team questioned the credibility of the CIA late Friday in response to a report the agency found Russia intervened in the election to boost his prospects.
“These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, the Trump transition team said in a statement. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again’.
The announcement came in light of a report in The Washington Post that the CIA deduced in a mystery appraisal that Russia mediated in the 2016 decision for Trump.
“Insight offices have recognized people with associations with the Russian government who gave WikiLeaks a great many hacked messages from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s crusade administrator, as indicated by U.S. authorities,” the Post reported, in view of anonymous sources who were “informed on the matter.”
As per one anonymous senior U.S. official, it was the “agreement view” of the knowledge council that Russia’s objective was to get Trump chose, the Post reported.
Wikileaks originator Julian Assange has denied Russia was the wellspring of the hacked messages his association discharged.
Trump has reliably debated reports that Russian insight attempted to help his crusade. In a meeting with Time distributed for the current week, Trump said, “I don’t trust it. I don’t trust they meddled.” He included he trusted the reports of Russian intercession were politically propelled.
Resigned general Michael Hayden, who served as CIA executive amid the Bush organization, was condemning of Trump’s refusal to acknowledge the finish of the insight group.
“To have the president-elect of the United States just reject the reality based account that the knowledge group assembles on the grounds that it clashes with his from the earlier suspicions. Amazing,” Hayden said at an occasion in Manhattan, as per CNN. “The information matters.”
On Friday, President Obama requested the country’s insight organizations to direct a full audit of endeavors by remote programmers to impact U.S. decisions, which he trusts can be finished before he leaves office Jan. 20.