In an interview with The Times of London and the German newspaper Bild a week before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump
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Allegations regarding Russia’s dossier on the President-elect continues to steal the spotlight. Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden confirmed that members of the Intelligence Community briefed both himself and President Obama on the contents of the dossier, CNN reports.
The fallout continues from the dossier of allegations on President-elect Trump’s ties to Russia. After the President-elect likened the intelligence community’s handling of the matter to “Nazi Germany,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released a statement noting that he had spoken to Tru
CNN first reported yesterday explosive allegations that Russian intelligence claims to have compromising material on President-elect Donald Trump, and that the President-elect’s team cooperated with Russian intelligence during the campaign.
Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, stated at his confirmation hearing that waterboarding is “absolutely” prohibited by law, The New York Times writes.
This week is set to be a busy time for the transition process as Senate Republicans prepare to hold hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees for Attorney General, Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense.
President-elect Donald Trump today received an intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the U.S.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michel Lettre, and NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers testified in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Russian hacking and interference in the presidential election. DNI Clapper promised that intelligence officials will release a report on Russian election interference on Monday, though it remains unclear how much of the report will be publicly available.
President-elect Donald Trump continued to attack the intelligence community in tweets last night and early this morning, backing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s assertion that Russia was not involved in the DNC hack and asserting that an intelligence briefing on Russian hacking had been rescheduled to Friday in order to give intelligence officials “more time … to build a case.” Officials clarified that the briefing had always been scheduled for Friday and described Trump’s tweet as “adversarial,” NBC