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Trump downplays Russian hacking attack

Trump downplays Russian hacking attack
He also suggested Russia was not really to blame, directly contradicting American intelligence and even Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The outgoing president has repeatedly refused to criticize Russia even when American intelligence blamed strongman Vladimir Putin for directing a campaign of offering bounties for killing U.FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg.He theorized that hackers may have targeted voting machines to ensure he lost, even though his own administration has admitted there is no evidence of widespread fraud.“There could also have been a hit on our ridiculous voting machines during the election,” Trump tweeted.

President Trump downplayed the severity of a massive hacking attack on the U.(Evan Vucci/AP) Trump also claimed that the hacking attack might be somehow responsible for his loss in the presidential election.

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