Trump to meet intelligence officials over Russia’s sanction

Trump to meet intelligence officials over Russia’s sanction
December 30 13:17 2016

US President-elect, Donald Trump, has said he will meet with intelligence leaders next week to fully grasp the circumstances surrounding President Barack Obama’s latest sanctions’ on Russia.

Trump said he needed to get the “facts of the situation” that led the Obama administration to expel 35 Russian diplomats in the wake of alleged cyber attacks related to the US election.

Trump in a statement however urged America to “move on to bigger and better things” but confirmed he would meet security officials “in the interest of our country and its great people.

Trump has previously dismissed as “ridiculous” claims Russian cyber-hackers had interfered with the US election

U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats including shutting down of two Russian compounds in the U.S. in a number of actions announced on Thursday as reprisal for Russia’s meddling in US election.

While Obama said there will be more sanctions, Russia has vowed to retaliate every single sanction imposed on Moscow by Washington.