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Trump Team Challenges Intel on Russian Election Influence

Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican. A top Senate Democrat demanded a full congressional investigation.

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'This Week' on This Week

George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with President-elect Donald Trump's incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus, Sunday on "This Week." And the Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics, with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Republican strategist and former Trump campaign senior adviser Sarah Huckabee, National Review editor Rich Lowry, and Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons.

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Trump Might Start Violating the Constitution The Second He's Sworn In

If Donald Trump decides not to give up ownership of his businesses, he could be at risk of violating the U.S. Constitution as soon as he's sworn in. Although he indicated that he has plans to separate himself from his businesses, he has also made the case that the law is "totally" on his side and that "the president can't have a conflict of interest," writes ABC's JORDYN PHELPS. But legal experts tell ABC News that's simply not the case. Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe argues that Trump is set to become "a walking, talking violation of the Constitution" if he doesn't give up his businesses. http://abcn.ws/2hpO87B

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Dole Helped Trump Team With Taiwan Contacts Over 6-Month Period

Fast food executive Andrew Puzder has been tapped to head the Department of Labor, the Trump transition team said Thursday. "Andy Puzder has created and boosted the careers of thousands of Americans, and his extensive record fighting for workers makes him the ideal candidate to lead the Department of Labor," Trump said in a statement. Puzder, who has spent his career in the private sector, is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., which is the parent company of fast food chains Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Puzder is a vocal opponent of the Obama administration's proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25. ABC's ARLETTE SAENZ, SHUSHANNAH WALSHE and CANDACE SMITH have more. http://abcn.ws/2gq7JGZ

Tracking the Transition

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