"I think it was disgraceful, disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. Trump acknowledged for the first time that Russia likely hacked the Democratic National Committee and the emails of top Democrats during the 2016 presidential election. "I think it was Russia,” he said, pointing out that other countries were also hacking the United States. But maybe the intelligence agencies which would be a tremendous blot on their record if they in fact did that." One U.S. official said investigators had so far been unable to confirm material about Trump's financial and personal entanglements with Russian businessmen and others whom U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded are Russian intelligence officers or working on behalf of Russian intelligence.
Source: Standard Digital January 12, 2017 05:16 UTC