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It is Monday and Donald Trump has added the Central Intelligence Agency to his enemies list.

The New York Times and The Washington Post reported over the weekend that a secret report from the CIA concluded that Russia worked to tip the election in Trump's favor. There's wide agreement among intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the election, but the CIA assessment is the first to say that it was done with the aim of boosting Trump's candidacy.

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Trump's transition team spent the weekend downplaying the accusation and dismissing the intelligence agency's credibility (which, you know, fair), and the man himself weighed in on Monday with the following:

But Russia's hacking was definitely brought up before the election. By literally everybody. Including Trump.

Back in July, Trump joked about Russia hacking Hillary Clinton's emails:

Then he was asked about it at a presidential debate in October, when Clinton actually brought up how Trump had called on Russia to hack her emails in July since, again, it was a pretty notable thing that a lot of people were paying attention to:

The media also covered it pretty extensively. Like all of us and even some outlets that may surprise you!

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The New York Times, July 24:

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Fusion, July 25:

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TIME, July 25:

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Vice, July 25:

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Teen Vogue, July 27:

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The BBC, Aug. 18:

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The Washington Post, Aug. 29:

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The New York Times, Oct. 7:

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The Guardian, Oct. 8:

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NPR, Nov. 6:

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I'm sure Donald Trump will realize his mistake and apologize immediately.

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