LAST_UPDATESun, 20 May 2018 9pm

US Intelligence Chief Clapper Says Spoke With Trump About Media Leaks

Pic: ReutersPic: ReutersWASHINGTON: U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he spoke with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday evening to discuss media leaks of a classified intelligence briefing on Russian hacking that Trump received last Friday.

Clapper said in a statement that he does not believe the U.S. intelligence community leaked a private security document alleging Russian intelligence operatives have compromising information on Trump.

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

- Reuters