US President-elect Donald Trump has made a fresh assault on America’s intelligence community.
He said on twitter that an intelligence briefing he was due to receive on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election – which is said to have benefited trump – had been delayed.
He wrote perhaps more time needed to build a case very strange.
But US intelligence officials insisted there had been no delay in the briefing schedule.
Several us agencies including the FBI and the CIA believe Russia directed hacks against the democratic party and the campaign of its Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, releasing embarrassing information through wikileaks and other outlets to help Mr Trump win the election.
Trump initially dismissed the claims as “Ridiculous” but subsequently said he would meet US intelligence chiefs to be updated on the facts of this situation.