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Witcover: Coping with the Russian hacking hangover

Witcover: Coping with the Russian hacking hangover

Donald Trump was quick to agree with President Vladimir Putin that alleged Russian hacking into the American presidential election was overblown and irrelevant. It immediately put the president-elect on a collision course with his own U.S. intelligence community, on which he now must rely for key national security decisions when he takes office later this month.

Mr. Trump's promised briefing from the American spymasters of the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies should clear the air. But Mr. Trump signaled that he intends to take his time assessing it. "I just want them to be sure, because it's a pretty serious charge and I want them to be sure," he told reporters...