Donald Trump dismissed allegations that Russia aided his campaign, helping him win the presidential elections. “I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it … Every week it’s another excuse,” Trump told Fox News Sunday an interview on Sunday. During his interview, Trump said Democrats are encouraging the idea of Russian involvement as a way to explain their surprise election loss. Trump also said there’s no way to determine if Russia was behind the hacking of e-mail accounts belonging to Democrats and Clinton campaign officials.
Christine Pelosi and a group of other electors penned an open letter to national intelligence director James Clapper demanding more information regarding Russia’s involvement with election interference ahead of the Electoral College vote on Dec. 19.
The letter, posted on Medium, states that the “United States intelligence community has now concluded with ‘high confidence’ that a foreign power, namely Russia, acted covertly to interfere in the presidential campaign with the intent of promoting Donald Trump’s candidacy.”
The electors continued: “Confirmed communication between Trump’s aides and those associated with the Russian election interference activity raise serious concerns that must be addressed before we cast our votes.”
Particular points of interest outlined in the open letter include: Russian communication with the Trump campaign, Trump’s July plea for Russian hackers to release Hillary Clinton’s emails, Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page’s visit to Moscow, a multi-million-dollar business relationship with…