Trump Throws Hissy Fit Because NBC Got Access To Obama Hacking Report (TWEET)


On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump called on lawmakers to investigate the leaks made to NBC regarding information about Russia’s interference in the presidential election.

‘I am asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it.’

On Thursday, NBC reported that “a senior U.S. intelligence official with direct knowledge” confirmed that Russian officials¬†were celebrating Trump’s victory. This was only a small part of the intelligence report, but it adds credence to the idea Russia intended to sway the election in Trump’s favor.

The report states that the hacks were part of a coordinated effort to undermine the integrity of the U.S. presidential election.

‘Highly classified intercepts illustrate Russian government planning and direction of a multifaceted campaign by Moscow to undermine the integrity of the American political system.’

The source said that the election of Trump was not Russia’s initial goal, but it was their final one. It’s possible, given Vladimir Putin’s dislike of her, that Russia did not care who defeated Hillary Clinton as long as she was defeated.

‘What you will see is that there were evolving goals over time. At the end, they were trying to elect Trump.”

A declassified version of the report is expected to be available Friday. Trump and Mike Pence are expected to receive the full report prior to the declassified release.

Over the course of the next few weeks, Congress will hold several hearings regarding Russia’s interference in the election. Some reports have said that the hearings will be even wider in scope and will reexamine the United States’ relationship with Russia.

Trump, who has had an antagonistic relationship with the media since his campaign began, first attacked NBC on Thursday for their coverage of the hack.

‘How did NBC get “an exclusive look into the top secret report he (Obama) was presented?” Who gave them this report and why? Politics!’

Trump frequently attacks the press whenever they run stories he doesn’t like, so it’s no surprise he is going after NBC, but it won’t do him any good. Once the official report is released on Friday, we’ll all know just how deep Russia’s involvement goes.

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