By Ellie-Louise Style
Donald Trump has been accused that Russia helped him win the 2016 presidential elections, but Trump states that this is “ridiculous”.
The CIA is now investigating whether or not Russian hackers tried to make the election in Trump’s favour.
Trump has said that the reason they are investigating him is because the Democrats are embarrassed that they lost the US election.
“I think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it,”
Trump then went on to say that he has no idea who was behind the hacking, and said that it would be down to other countries.
“Once they hack if you don’t catch them in the act you’re not going to catch them,”
“They have no idea if it’s Russia or China or somebody. It could be somebody sitting in a bed some place.” Trump said in an interview with Fox News.
It is known that the hackers were targeting Hilary Clinton’s emails and the Democratic Party’s emails, which were then shared with Wikileaks to attempt to damage their campaign.
Hilary Clinton has been involved in previous email scandals and the FBI investigated her when she was Secretary of State.
A few months before the 2016 US election more of Hilary Clinton’s emails got leaked, which may have affected the voting results from the recent election, and Cybersecurity said that this leak was related to Russia.
President Obama has said that he wants the situation fully investigated before he stands down as President in January.