That the United States(US) President-elect continues to publicly accept as plausible the intelligence analyses of others, including that of a wanted man holed-up in an embassy in London, of the report of Russian hacking of the US elections, over the findings of that of the Republic's own spy agencies, clearly establishes a fracture in the corroborative operations of the necessary functioning of the democracy, even before the President-elect takes the oath of office. Thus, the Republic is scarred.
Having shocked the American people with his refusal to accept the findings of US spy agencies that Russian hacked the US Presidential Elections, the President-elect, according to the BBC-News and other media outlets this morning, has backed the view that Russia was not the source of leaks of emails from the Democratic Party. On the social network Twitter, the President-elect tweeted: "Assange...said Russians did not give him the info!", the BBC reported.
Julian Assange is the WikiLeaks founder holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London fearing extradition on a charge of rape. The US President-elect tweeted: "Julian Assange said a 14-year-old could have hacked Podesta...", referring to the hacking of emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, CNN reported.
The President-elect has blamed US spy agencies of delaying a briefing on the full report of Russian hacking, but the agencies have denied the claim.
The apparent impasse the President-elect has created with the intelligence community raises questions of whether or not any relationship could be fixed or established to assure the effective functioning of the Republic after inauguration.