Clapper in a statement said that he and Trump spoke on Wednesday about unverified claims that his aides colluded with the Kremlin to win the US election, and that Russia has compromising information on Trump. "This evening, I had the opportunity to speak with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss recent media reports about our briefing last Friday," Clapper said. Trump at a press conference on Wednesday denied explosive allegations about his ties to Russia, and attacked US intelligence agencies and the media over the allegations. But Clapper said he told the incoming US president that it is doubtful that the leak came from within the intelligence community. "I emphasized that this document is not a US intelligence community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the IC," Clapper said.
Source: The Nation Bangkok January 12, 2017 06:55 UTC