WorldU.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russia had never tried to use leverage with him and blamed intelligence agencies for news reports that Moscow had compiled compromising information on him. In a series of Twitter posts hours before his first news conference in nearly six months, Trump accused intelligence agencies of taking “one last shot” at him by leaking the information. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” Trump wrote in one of the Twitter posts. Very unfair!” Even before the report, Russia had been likely to take center stage during Trump's first formal session with reporters since winning the Nov. 8 presidential election. Trump will likely face questions about his bid to warm relations with Moscow after U.S. intelligence agencies concluded Russia used cyber hacking to try to tilt the election in his favor.
Source: Sunday Times January 11, 2017 16:12 UTC