On Sunday, President-elect of the United States of America Donald Trump rejected reported US intelligence findings that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking as “ridiculous”.
“I think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it,” Trump said in the interview with Fox News.
Trump’s dismissal was perhaps aimed at squashing doubts about whether he won the November 8 election fairly.
Russian officials have denied all accusations of interference in the US election.
Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham joined Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Jack Reed on Sunday in expressing concern over possible Russian interference in a US presidential election and said they will work together to investigate such cyber attacks.
“Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American,” they said in the statement. “This cannot become a partisan issue. The stakes are too high for our country.”