Trump denies reports of Russia having compromising information about him

Trump denies reports of Russia having compromising information about him

Last week, the US intelligence agencies briefed Trump about the Russian hacking scandal. (AFP)

Washington, DC, United States | Jan 11, 2017, 09.20 PM (IST)

US President-elect Donald Trump has rubbished reports of Russia having compromising information about him and that the Kremlin had any leverage with him.

He blamed the intelligence agencies, with which he has had many run-ins in the past, for circulating such reports.

In a series of tweets, Trump accused intelligence agencies of taking "one last shot" at him by leaking the information. 

"Are we living in Nazi Germany?" he asked in a Twitter post.

Last week, the US intelligence agencies briefed Trump about the Russian hacking scandal. 

Trump's appointed chief of staff, Reince Priebus, termed a media report saying intelligence agencies had briefed the President-elect about Russian operatives having compromising information about him as "fake news".

Donald Trump will speak to mediapersons at 1600 GMT in what will be his first news conference after his surprising election win.

(WION with inputs from Reuters)

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