BY Mellisa Chan
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday denied and denounced an unsubstantiated report that said Russia had compromising information about him, calling it an “absolute disgrace” during the first news conference he has hosted in about six months.
Trump faced reporters at Trump Tower hours after attempting in a series of tweets to dispel a possibly damning and unverified report about Russia having personal and financial leverage over him.
“It’s a disgrace that information would be let out. I saw the information, I read the information outside of that meeting. It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff,” he said.
Trump blamed the report on intelligence agencies and a few news organizations. News of the report was first broken by CNN Tuesday and Buzzfeed later released the report itself.