"The President-elect has expressed his very sincere and healthy skepticism about intelligence conclusions," Pence told reporters. "Given some of the intelligence failures of the recent years the President-elect has made it clear that he’s skeptical about some of the conclusions."
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump tweeted that an intelligence briefing regarding alleged Russian involvement in hacking the US elections has been delayed until Friday.
The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
Pence confirmed this statement saying that he and Trump would receive a briefing from intelligence community leaders on Friday.
The directors of the CIA and FBI, John Brennan and James Comey, as well as the Director of National intelligence James Clapper will be present at Trump’s briefing.
Last week, the US President Barack Obama's administration last week ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, the closure of two Russian diplomatic compounds and new sanctions against six Russian individuals and five entities over Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 election, for Russia’s involvement in the US elections which the Kremlin has repeatedly denied.
Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed!