After a completely incredible standoff with US intelligence officials, Donald Trump was briefed on the Russian hacks. After the briefing, he released a statement calling the meeting “constructive” but insisted “there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election.” Earlier in the day, Trump called the investigation into Russian hacking, “a political witch hunt.” (It isn’t.)
+ Now it’s time for your briefing. You can read the report here. “We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.”
+ In related news, Wikileaks complained about a leak. The irony hour is upon us.
+ Congress is looking to fund and start building the wall within a few months.
+ In other presidential news of the day, Arnold Schwarzenegger Fired Back at Donald Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ Ratings Tweet.