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Tags: Sean Spicer | intelligence | community | transition

Sean Spicer: Trump Won't Restructure Intelligence Communities

Sean Spicer: Trump Won't Restructure Intelligence Communities

President-elect Donald Trump (AP Photo)

By    |   Thursday, 05 January 2017 01:27 PM EST

President-elect Donald Trump's team said Thursday a recent report about wanting to change up the United States' intelligence community was not true.

Sean Spicer, who will serve as White House director of communications and press secretary when Trump takes office in two weeks, said there was "no truth" to The Wall Street Journal story published Wednesday on the subject.

"There is no truth to this idea of restructuring the intelligence community infrastructure," Spicer said, according to The Washington Times. "It is 100 percent false.

"The president-elect's top priority will be to ensure the safety of the American people and the security of the nation, and he's committed to finding the best and most effective ways to do it."

The Journal story came after Trump continued to refute the intelligence community's claims Russia played a role in the U.S. presidential election via computer hacks and fake news stories.

Trump posted this Monday on Twitter:

And in December, Trump said he did not believe U.S. intelligence claims Russia meddled with the election, calling them "ridiculous" and "just another excuse."

The incoming president said Thursday in a series of tweets, however, he is not against having an intelligence community and blamed the media for making a big deal out of his remarks.

Trump is scheduled to meet with intelligence leaders Friday.

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President-elect Donald Trump's team said Thursday a recent report about wanting to change up the United States' intelligence community was not true.
Sean Spicer, intelligence, community, transition
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2017-27-05
Thursday, 05 January 2017 01:27 PM
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