Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that Russia intervened in the 2016 election with the aim of helping elect Donald Trump, according to unnamed officials briefed about a CIA report on the matter. Mr. Trump responded by casting doubt on those findings in a conversation with Fox News’ journalist Chris Wallace and also via Twitter.
Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2016
Mr. Trump also told Wallace that he has declined the daily intelligence briefing typically received by presidents, making it more of a weekly one.
We talk about the row between Trump and the U.S. intelligence community with David M. Barrett, professor of political science at Villanova University.