Intelligence Agencies Distressed by Trump’s Rejection of Findings on Russia – NBC News

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/intelligence-agencies-distressed-trump-s-rejection-findings-russia-n694686?google_editors_picks=true

President-elect Donald Trump’s dismissal of U.S. intelligence findings that Russia tried to sway the presidential election is a distressing slap in the face to the intelligence community, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said Sunday.

Trump on Sunday repeated his rejection of the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia actively worked to help him win the election, calling the idea “ridiculous” in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

The comment, like others that Trump made during the campaign, “is contrary to all that is sacred to national security professionals who work day and night to protect this country,” a U.S. intelligence official told NBC News.

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