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Trump Slams Dems for 'Gross Negligence' in Russian Hacking; 'No Evidence' Hacks Affected Election Outcome

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By    |   Saturday, 07 Jan 2017 08:41 AM

President-elect Donald Trump slammed the Democratic National Committee late Friday for its "gross negligence" that allowed Russia to hack into its systems during the presidential campaign.

Trump ripped the Democrats on Twitter: 

 

 

The post came after Trump earlier Friday was briefed by U.S. intelligence officials on a report blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for directing the hacking of the DNC and other party operatives to try to sway the election to the Republican candidate.

The report was ordered by President Barack Obama, who received it on Thursday. A declassified version was released to the public after Trump's briefing.

The findings concluded that Putin and the Russian government "aspired to help President-elect Trump's election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary [Hillary] Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him.

"All three agencies agree with this judgment," the document said. "CIA and FBI have a high confidence in this judgment; NSA has moderate confidence."

Trump had publicly questioned the veracity of the intelligence community's conclusions on Moscow — even characterized them as a "political witch hunt" seeking to undermine his administration.

The president-elect also called for a congressional investigation into the leak of the report to NBC News before he had saw it.

And in an early morning tweet Saturday, Trump doubled down on his previous claims that there is "no evidence" that the hacking affected the outcome of the presidential election:

 

In a follow up tweet Trump added that the reason the DNC hacking is being discussed is is "that the loss by the Dems was so big that they are totally embarrassed!"

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