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Highlights From Donald Trump’s Press Conference


The following is an excerpt from EMILY SCHULTHEIS | January 11, 2017 | Slate.com |

President-elect Donald Trump held a free-wheeling, hour-long press conference at Trump Tower Wednesday morning -- the first formal press conference he’s held since winning the presidency in November.

Though the motivation for the news conference was to outline how he will deal with his complex web of business interests once he’s in the White House, much of the press conference ended up focusing on Russian election interference and on reports Tuesday that the intelligence community’s classified report on Russian hacking had an addendum with unverified details of potentially compromising information that Russia has gathered on the president-elect, and that Mr. Trump was briefed on last week.

Here are some of the highlights:

Russian hacking, and reports of Russia holding “compromising information” on him
Mr. Trump said he’s not allowed to discuss information that was presented during his intelligence briefing -- but confirmed that outside the briefing, he did in fact see the memo in question on compromising information, calling it a “disgrace.”

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