Trump: ‘Ridiculous’ to Think Russia Intervened in Election
Donald Trump believes that the reason everyone is saying that Russia hacked the election is to make excuses.
The Hill reports:
President-elect Donald Trump is blasting a recent report that concluded Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election to help him win the presidency.
“I think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it,” the president-elect said in an interview that aired Sunday on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I don’t know why and I think it’s just — you know, they talked about all sorts of things. Every week it’s another excuse.”
The president-elect went on to tout his “massive landslide victory” in the Electoral College.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that a secret CIA assessment concluded Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election to help Trump win the White House.
According to the report, the intelligence agencies have identified various people who helped the Russian government leak hacked documents from Democratic sources, including the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, to WikiLeaks.
When asked if he thinks the CIA is trying to overturn the election results, Trump said during the Fox News interview he doesn’t think “they’re saying anything.”
“If you look at the story and you take a look at what they said, there’s great confusion. Nobody really knows, and hacking is very interesting,” Trump said.
“Once they hack if you don’t catch them in the act you’re not going to catch them. They have no idea if it’s Russia or China or somebody. It could be somebody sitting in a bed some place. I mean, they have no idea.”
He said he thinks the story is being pushed by the Democrats after they suffered “one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country.”
“And frankly, I think they’re putting it out. And it’s ridiculous,” Trump said.
“We ought to get back to making America great again, which is what we’re going to do. And we’ve already started the process.”
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