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Donald Trump promises report into hacking

Donald Trump promises report into hackingDonald Trump has promised to issue a report within 90 days on allegations of Russian hacking during the U.S. presidential election campaign, BBC said on Friday.

In a series of tweets, the president-elect called the claims "made-up facts by sleazebag political operatives".

U.S. intelligence agencies have accused Russia of interfering in the election by hacking party communications. They are also weighing claims that Moscow is holding compromising information about Trump.

On Thursday the president-elect said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had called him to "denounce the false and fictitious" reports of a Russian dossier against him, which were leaked to media earlier in the week.

But Clapper said he had told Trump that no judgement had so far been made on the reliability of the reports. He also denied that intelligence agencies had originated the leaks.

The reports have deepened a rift between Trump and the U.S. intelligence community.

In his first news conference as president-elect on Wednesday, Trump said it would be a "tremendous blot" on the reputation of U.S. intelligence agencies if they had leaked information.

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

On Tuesday, the Buzzfeed website published a 35-page document - which had been circulating in political and media circles before the election - claiming that Russia has damaging information about the president-elect's business interests, and footage of him using prostitutes during a visit to Moscow.

Russia dismissed the allegations as "pulp fiction".

The dossier, which is believed to have been commissioned initially by Republicans opposed to Trump, was prepared by a former MI6 officer who now runs a London-based private consultancy.
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