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    Trump Slams Talks of Russia’s Meddling in US Election as Conspiracy Theory

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    US President-elect Donald Trump called claims of alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election "conspiracy theory."

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President-elect Donald Trump slammed on Monday talks of alleged Russian interference in the November 8 presidential election and called it a conspiracy theory.

    "Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!" Trump stated in a Twitter message.

    ​The president-elect argued that "unless you catch ‘hackers’ in the act, it is very hard to determine who was doing the hacking."

    "Why wasn't this brought up before election?" Trump asked.

    ​On Sunday, Trump said in an interview with Fox News that claims about alleged Russian influence on US election were "ridiculous."

    The Washington Post reported on Friday that the CIA concluded in a "secret" assessment that Russia had allegedly meddled in the November elections.

    Russian officials denied any interference, calling the allegations absurd and an attempt to distract US voters from domestic issues.


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