A top aide to us president-elect Donald Trump has said that the white house may have disproportionately punished Russia by ordering the expulsion of thirty-five suspected Russian spies.

Incoming white house press secretary Sean Spicer said in a TV interview that trump will be asking questions when he has briefings with intelligence agencies this week.

Earlier, Trump expressed continued Scepticism over whether Russia was responsible for computer hacks of democratic party officials.

U.S. Intelligence officials say the Russian cyber-attacks aimed to help republican Donald Trump to defeat democrat Hillary Clinton.