Donald Trump says 'Zero Evidence' Moscow Influenced US Election.
Donald Trump does not wish to jump to conclusions on Russian hacking because there is no firm evidence that Moscow influenced the US presidential election, the incoming White House press secretary said on Monday, as the president-elect's team continued to express scepticism about intelligence surrounding the affair.
Sean Spicer told Fox and Friends that "rushing to judgment" on the matter was not in anyone's best interest, and criticised the "mainstream media" for suggesting that Russia had an influence on the election's outcome. "There is zero evidence that they actually influenced the election," he said.
Mr Trump has repeatedly played down the hacking affair as he calls for closer ties with Moscow and President Vladimir Putin. But he is likely to face fierce resistance from lawmakers who have promised even tougher measures against Russia this year. Republican senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio have vowed to push for harsher measures against Russia, saying that the new Obama sanctions do not go far enough.