Transcript for Fugitive Assange Backs Trump in Questioning Russia's Election Hacking Role
We're gonna start this morning and a good Wednesday morning through all with that president elect Donald from clashing with the intelligence community. Before getting briefed on those Russian hacking allegations from fired off a skeptical tweet claiming the briefing had been delayed but intelligence sources say. That's not the case and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is also weighing in insisting the hacked emails and embarrass Democrats before the election. Did not come from Russia ABC's Jimmy Norman is following the overnight developments from Washington DC good morning to man. Candace and I and good morning so that briefing centers on allegations Russians hacked the DNC with intentions influence the election. Allegations president elect's trump Russian president Vladimir Putin and of fat WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continued to deny. The president elect growing shade and the US intelligence community. Tweeting the intelligence briefing on so called Russian hacking was delayed until Friday perhaps more time needed to build a case very strange. But intelligence officials say everything was always scheduled for Friday. It's the latest from the election hacking scandal that's on the president elect aligned with the fugitive computer activist. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange telling fox news's Sean Hannity and Russia was not the source of stolen DNC emails. We we can say. I'm we have stated. I repeatedly. Over the last few months. That households. Is not the Russian government. And it is not fate pocked. But officials say those emails Warren facts delivered to which he linked by a middleman for the Russians can weather assigned as a knowing participant. Or what the Russians call useful idiot that's hard to tell meanwhile in Washington house Republicans doing an about face. First behind closed doors voting to protect themselves by gutting the office of congressional ethics. Created to make sure they play by the rules. Then trump tweeting with all that congress has to work on do they really have to make the weakening of the independent ethics watchdog as unfair as it may be their number one act in priority. And finally a last minute meeting in unanimous decision to delay heavily influenced by those tweets. Yes an animated depress. And drop announced he'll hold his first news conference and months next week on January 11. And at the same time we're learning bill and Hillary Clinton will join George W. Bush at the inauguration. To watch trump get sworn in as 45 president in just sixteen days Kennison Diane Meehan not very long to wait now today Norman live in Washington today thank you.
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