Trump says he will get intelligence briefing on Russia hacking on Friday


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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump delivered brief remarks to reporters at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday an intelligence briefing for him on allegations of Russian hacking of the U.S. election would be held on Friday.

"The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!" Trump tweeted.

Trump, who has cast doubt on U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russia hacked Democratic Party computers, said over the weekend he would discuss the hacking allegations on Tuesday or Wednesday. He did not address the issue on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler and Peter Cooney)

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