Trump’s intel briefing delayed

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday that a briefing he is to receive from U.S. intelligence officials on allegations of Russian hacking of the U.S. election had been delayed until Friday.

In a tweet, Trump voiced continued skepticism about the extent of Russia’s hacking. He and top advisers believe Democrats are trying to delegitimize his Nov. 8 election victory by accusing Russian authorities of helping him.

“The ‘Intelligence’ briefing on so-called ‘Russian hacking’ was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!” Trump tweeted.

It was not clear when the briefing originally had been scheduled to take place. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump, who has cast doubt on U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia hacked Democratic Party computers, said over the weekend he would discuss the hacking allegations on Tuesday or Wednesday.

With his tweet, he suggested he would not address the subject until he had been briefed by intelligence officials.Speech

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