Trump Irked by Leaks on Russian Hacking Report

Sounds like this Friday meeting between Donald Trump and U.S. intelligence officials might be a little tense.
Hours before officials planned to brief Trump on a report detailing Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election, the president-elect protested news leaks about the report that is still theoretically secret.


"How did NBC get 'an exclusive look into the top secret report he (Obama) was presented?' " Trump tweeted late Thursday. "Who gave them this report and why? Politics!"


In another tweet, Trump said the Democratic National Committee "would not allow the FBI to study or see" computer information "after it was supposedly hacked by Russia."
He added: "So how and why are they so sure about hacking if they never even requested an examination of the computer servers? What is going on?"


Actually, the website BuzzFeed reported that the DNC said the bureau "never requested access to the servers the White House and intelligence community say were hacked by Russia."
The Washington Post, citing anonymous U.S. officials, reported Thursday that intelligence agencies have identified parties who delivered stolen Democratic emails to WikiLeaks. The officials also said there were disparities between efforts to infiltrate Democratic and Republican networks, and said the U.S.


intercepted communications in which Russian officials celebrated Trump’s victory. It was not clear which of those details are included in the classified report.
Again, should be an interesting session between Trump and the intelligence community.