Mixed Signals to Moscow: The Trump Administration's Russia Policy Puzzle

In his first news conference since July, President-elect Donald Trump revealed he now agrees with the unanimous verdict of the U.S. intelligence community: Russia was behind the hack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC). “I think it was Russia,” he said (though he later caveated “but you know what, it could have been others also.”)

According to Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin “should not be doing it. He won’t be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.”

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