By Marcos Colón
January 9, 2017
In what he deemed was a “constructive” meeting, President-elect Donald Trump met with members of U.S. intelligence agencies on Friday to develop a plan to create an anti-hacking group.
The team is to produce a plan that aims to combat cyber attacks within Trump’s first 90 days in office beginning Jan. 20, according to a report by Reuters.
“While Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions, businesses and organizations including the Democrat National Committee, there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election including the fact that there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines,” Trump said in a statement.
The White House recently announced its retaliatory measures tied to the Russian election-related hacking that provided a helpful boost in Trump's recent election win. Russia has denied the allegations.