US elections 2016 hacked by Russia? Donald Trump 'looks daggers' at US intelligence community
Los Angeles : Where the US elections 2016 hacked? The report led to a mocking rift between President-elect and U.S. intelligence agencies on Saturday after Donald Trump criticized a CIA report that Russian operatives had intervened in the US elections to help him win.
It was reported in media on Friday that the Central Intelligence Agency had determined that Russia boosted Trump’s chances of becoming President by hacking in several software’s during the crucial elections.
The issue has raised several eyebrows on the question about how the government’s 16 spying agencies will function in Trump’s administration on matters such as counterterrorism and cyberwarfare.
Paul Pillar, former deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center said, “Given his proclivity for revenge combined with his notorious thin skin, this threatens to result in a lasting relationship of distrust and ill will between the president and the intelligence community.”
He added, “Everything Trump has indicated with regard to his character and tendencies for vindictiveness might be worse.”
The tensions between intelligence agencies and Trump are set to escalate after President Obama ordered dozens of analysts to deliver a comprehensive report on Russian intervention in the election before inauguration ceremony in January.
Meanwhile, Trump ignored any such ideas and suggested, “I don’t believe it. I don’t believe they interfered,” he told Time magazine of the Russians in a recent interview.
He was also heard suggesting that the accusations from the United States were politically driven.