WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Last week, White House homeland-security adviser Lisa Monaco said the administration would complete by January 20 an ongoing review by multiple intelligence agencies of reported attempts by Russia to interfere in the US electoral process. On that date, Obama's term will end and Donald Trump will be sworn in as the next president.
"The president has gone to a great length to protect the intelligence community from even the appearance of being used as a political weapon," Earnest said at a briefing. "That has long-term consequences for the decisions that future presidents, plural, will make."
He explained that US presidents of tomorrow will need to be sure that information they receive from intelligence agencies is accurate and untainted by partisan politics.
Russia has denied widespread claims by US officials that it tried to interfere in the November 8 election, to the benefit of Trump. Moscow has called the allegations absurd and an attempt to distract Americans from domestic issues.
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