President Trump is disputing that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, saying the idea was fabricated by Democrats to explain away their loss.
“The Democrats had to come up with a story as to why they lost the election, and so badly (306), so they made up a story — RUSSIA. Fake news!” he tweeted.
“FAKE NEWS media, which makes up stories and ‘sources,’ is far more effective than the discredited Democrats — but they are fading fast!”
Trump’s comments go against the unanimous assessment of the nation’s intelligence community, which said Russia hacked political groups to disrupt the election and sow mistrust in the democratic process.
Top U.S. intelligence officials have said Russian intelligence tried to hurt Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton
and boost Trump by hacking the emails of Democratic political organizations and Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.