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Trump spokesman: President-elect wants more info on Russia

Trump spokesman : No proof Russian hacking influenced U.S. election

On Monday, a spokesman for Donald Trump, said that no evidence has emerged to suggest that Russian hacking influenced the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and it would be irresponsible to jump to conclusions before receiving a final report from intelligence. Sean Spicer told Fox News: "There is zero evidence that they influenced the election." Spicer told CNN that the president-elect would wait for confirmation from an intelligence report, once it has been completed later this week. Spicer told CNN, that "The idea that we're jumping to conclusions before we have a final report is irresponsible."


WASHINGTON — Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer is defending cryptic comments by President-elect Donald Trump that he knows "things that other people don't know" when it comes to allegations of Russian hacking.

Spicer tells Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" that Trump is getting national security briefings "on a daily basis" and "there doesn't seem to be conclusive evidence" Russians were behind the hacking of Democratic emails during the election.

Spicer also dismissed on Monday a report released by the FBI and Homeland Security Department supporting the accusations against Russia, calling it a "how-to" manual on basic cybersecurity for Democrats.

In an interview on NBC's "Today Show," Spicer said President Barack Obama only punished Russia after Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the election and that the recent sanctions were politically motivated.

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