Trump blames 'both Democrats and
Republicans' for allegations
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[January 13, 2017]
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday
accused his political opponents, "both Democrats and Republicans," for
putting together a dossier of unverified claims linking him to Russia
and said the document was probably released by intelligence agencies.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the
lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., January 11,
2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
"Totally made up
facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and
Republicans - FAKE NEWS! Russia says nothing exists," Trump said
in a series of posts on Twitter.
"Probably released by 'Intelligence' even knowing there is no
proof, and never will be," he said.
On Wednesday, U.S. spy chief James Clapper said that media leaks
of the material had not come from U.S. intelligence agencies and
that the agencies had not judged whether the information was
(Reporting by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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