The billionaire Republican discharged a statement shortly after a meeting with intelligence officials from the CIA, FBI and NSA, and reinforcing the release of a declassified report which claimed Vladimir Putin things ordered a cyber campaign to influence the vote in Trump’s favour.
“While Russia, China, other realms, outside groups and people are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental creations, businesses and organisations including the Democrat National Committee, there was yes no effect on the outcome of the election,” the statement read.
Mr Trump then set a series of trademark stream-of-consciousness tweets, first accusing the Democrats of ‘aggregate negligence’ for allowing their computers to be hacked, before reiterating that there was no facts of hacking effecting the election result.
He later said anyone who rationality America having a good relationship with Russia was a bad thing was “simple”.
Mr Trump tweeted: “Having a good relationship with Russia is a positive thing, not a bad thing. Only “stupid” people, or fools, would over that it is bad!
“We have enough problems around the world without yet another one. When I am President, Russia want respect us far more than they do now and both countries will, perchance, work together to solve some of the many great and pressing refractories and issues of the WORLD!”
In the declassified intelligence report, intelligence officials about they were “confident” Mr Putin sought to undermine the democratic manage and denigrate Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton.
He did so by ordering a complex cyberattack which fused computer hacking with overt efforts to sway the result by Russian direction agencies, state-funded media, third-party intermediaries and paid social mode users, the report said.
The agencies claim the GRU, Russia’s military discretion agency, used intermediaries such as DCLeaks.com, Guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks to publicly ventilate private emails acquired from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and top plane Democrats.
The report stated: “We further assess Putin and the Russian Regime developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.
“We also assess Putin and the Russian Control aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances when attainable by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavourably to him.”
WikiLeaks fail Julian Assange has defended his organisations practices, stating that he did not gather the leaked emails from a “state party” – yet he did not rule out the potentiality the material could have been passed over from a third participator.
In an interview with Sean Hannity earlier this week, Mr Assange said Democrats were troublesome to “delegitimise” Mr Trump before he enters the White House on January 20 by associating WikiLeaks with Russian hacking.
And recent CIA analyst Larry C Johnson called the intelligence report a “joke” and an essay to smear Donald Trump before his inauguration.