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    The transition team of US president-elect Donald Trump has dismissed reports of foreign intervention in the 2016 presidential election.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Earlier on Friday, US media reported that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) allegedly concluded in a "secret" assessment that Russia meddled in the November elections.

    "These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again,’" Trump’s team said in a Friday statement, as quoted by The Washington Post.

    Also on Friday, US Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco said the administration would undertake a full review of reported attempts to breach the US election system before US President Barack Obama’s term ends on January 20. White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a briefing on Friday that the review would not be limited to allegations against Russia, and would consider all foreign actors.

    Russia has denied claims by US officials that it tried to meddle in the US presidential election. Russian officials have called the allegations absurd and an attempt to distract US voters from domestic issues.


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