Trump condemns leaks by spy agencies

President-elect Donald Trump has accused US intelligence agencies of leaking allegations that Russia has compromising material on him.

"That's something that Nazi Germany would have done," he said.

He was replying to unsubstantiated allegations that his election team colluded with Russia and there were salacious videos of his private life.

Intelligence agencies considered the claims relevant enough to brief both Mr Trump and President Obama last week.

Mr Trump also said for the first time that he accepted Russia was behind hacking attacks that took place during the presidential campaign.

Mr Trump said the information "should have never been written and certainly should never have been released".

"It's all fake news, it's phoney stuff, it didn't happen," he said, adding that "sick people" had "put that crap together... it's an absolute disgrace".

Mr Trump said he could not talk about what he had heard in last week's intelligence agency briefing but said there had been "many witnesses" there and that it would be a "tremendous blot" on the reputation of intelligence agencies if they had been responsible for leaking the details.

He added later in the briefing: "I think it was disgraceful - disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. I think it's a disgrace... and that's something that Nazi Germany would have done and did do."

In response White House spokesman Josh Earnest said it was "deeply misguided for anybody, at any level, to question the integrity and motives of the patriots" in the nation's intelligence agencies.
Since the President was also briefed on the dossier I would not rule out that someone in the White House may have been responsible for the leak. Reports indicate that many staffers are having trouble finding jobs since Trump won.  Perhaps a disgruntled employee who had access to the briefing could have been involved.

If someone from an intelligence agency was responsible, they should be terminated and prosecuted for mishandling classified material.


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