The US President-elect Donald Trump has said he will meet with intelligence leaders in the coming week to get the “facts of the situation” that led the Obama administration to expel 35 Russian diplomats in the claim that cyber crime related issues was used against the US election.
The statement from Mr Trump urged America to “move on to bigger and better things” but confirmed he would meet security officials “in the interest of our country and its great people”.
“It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things. Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation.
The Kremlin has warned the expulsion may lead to retaliatory actions.
Mr Trump however had previously dismissed as “ridiculous” claims that Russian cyber-hackers had interfered with the US election
U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats including shutting down of two Russian compounds in the U.S. in a number of actions announced on Thursday as reprisal for Russia’s meddling in US election.
“This is to help network defenders in the U.S. and abroad to identify, detect, and disrupt Russia’s global campaign of malicious cyber activities.”
According to him, all Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions.
Do you think that Mr Trump can reverse this executive decision by Barack Obama?