U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has dismissed the idea that Russia hacked into the recent presidential election process, received a full briefing Friday from top U.S. intelligence officials. Trump later released a statement calling the meeting “constructive” and said that he has “tremendous respect for the work and service done by the men and women of this community to our great nation.”
However, he did not explicitly endorse the view of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee’s computers and then released damaging information to aid Trump’s bid to become U.S. president.
In the statement, Trump said Russia, China, other countries, groups and individuals are constantly engaged in hacking against U.S. government, business and political organizations. However, he said these efforts had “absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election.” Trump said he would appoint a team to give him a plan within 90 days after taking office to “aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks.”| | | Next → |