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Donald Trump speaks with members of the military, behind bulletproof glass, during the army-navy college football game in Baltimore on Saturday [Image: Andrew Harnik/AP].

When Donald Trump said the claim that Russia interfered with the US Presidential election was “ridiculous”, that’s when This Writer started to think it was probably true.

This is a man who doesn’t want to attend intelligence briefings because he reckons he’s “too smart”, after all.

But the claim that accusations of interference shouldn’t be limited to Russia is a good one. In the last day, This Blog has blocked 86 attacks from Russian sources. And from the United States?


Perhaps it’s not such a good idea for US intelligence agencies to go accusing other countries on this.

Donald Trump has said the CIA’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the presidential election is “ridiculous” and being used by Democrats as “just another excuse” for his defeat of Hillary Clinton.

The president-elect told Fox News Sunday that he did not necessarily oppose Barack Obama’s order for a review of campaign-season cyber-attacks.

But he added that in any such effort, “you should not just say ‘Russia’. You should say other countries also, and maybe other individuals.”

The Obama administration has said the review is not just about Russia or the election. The White House says the report will look at other election-year incidents, including 2008 and 2012 cyber-attacks linked to Chinese hackers.

Source: Donald Trump says CIA charge Russia influenced election is ‘ridiculous’ | US news | The Guardian

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