President-elect Donald Trump said his administration would produce a full report on hacking within the first 90 days of his presidency and accused “my political opponents and a failed spy” of making “phony allegations” against him.
“Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans,” Trump said in a Twitter post Friday, adding in a later tweet, “My people will have a full report on hacking within 90 days!’’
In a flurry of early morning messages, the president-elect also suggested that the intelligence community had leaked damaging information about his alleged ties to Russia, after news reports published information about a dossier claiming the Kremlin had compromised him.
“Russia says nothing exists,’’ Trump said on Twitter. “Probably released by ‘Intelligence’ even knowing there is no proof, and never will be.’’
In messages sent before many Americans reported to work, Trump took to social media to share with the public his thoughts on a range of issues Friday, including congressional moves to repeal Obamacare — calling it the “‘Unaffordable’ Care Act” — and the testimony of his cabinet nominees which has sometimes differed from his stated views.
Trump also commented on the Justice Department’s internal probe into the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server Friday, denouncing the reaction by Clinton aides who said again Thursday that Comey cost her the election.
Trump said investigators had been “nice’’ to Clinton and that the former secretary of state’s loss in the presidential race could not be attributed to actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the final days of the campaign.
“What are Hillary Clinton’s people complaining about with respect to the F.B.I.,’’ Trump said on Twitter. “Based on the information they had she should never have been allowed to run – guilty as hell. They were VERY nice to her. She lost because she campaigned in the wrong states – no enthusiasm!’’
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