Trump bashes CIA, dismisses Russian hacking report

Vladimir Putin
(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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 statement came in response to a report in The Washington Post that the CIA concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election on behalf of Trump.

“Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials,” the Post reported, based on unnamed sources who were “briefed on the matter.”

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