Doanld Trump takes US Intelligence Chiefs Head on

Doanld Trump takes US Intelligence Chiefs Head on

WASHINGTON: (APP) A week before he enters the White House, Donald Trump has picked a high-risk fight with the all-important US intelligence community , blaming it for an incendiary but unsubstantiated report on his alleged Moscow ties and lurid behavior in Russia.

Trump on Wednesday accused US spies of leaking the report, a dossier prepared for US politicians by a British private consultant, to the media to sabotage him, calling it a "disgraceful" act worthy of Germany's Nazi regime .

The outburst prompted a late night call from National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who told the president-elect he did not believe the leak came from the intelligence agencies.

"I emphasized that this document is not a US Intelligence Community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the IC," Clapper said in a statement.

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