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Sally Yates: Trump’s refusal to believe Russia hacked US election means it could happen again

Author: Mythili Sampathkumar / Source: The Independent

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates warns that Russian hacking of a US election could take place again because of Donald Trump’s refusal to believe the intelligence community

has taken to Twitter to say Donald Trump‘s “refusal” to believe Russians hacked the US election mean it could happen again.

The former Deputy Attorney General, who was sacked by Mr Trump when she was Acting Attorney General, appears to be referring to the President’s comments during his visit to Poland.

In a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, Mr Trump said: “I think it was Russia and I think it could have been other people and other countries. It could have been [that] a lot of people interfered.”

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He did not name any other countries that could have possibly hacked the US election, however, adding: “Nobody really knows for sure.”

He also called into question a January 2017 report issued by the US intelligence community that confirmed Russian interference in the 2016 election. Original news reports said all 17 agencies had signed on to the report.

Mr Trump, in Poland, said that only “three…

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