Republicans dismiss Russian support for Trump's victory

10:02 AM | 11 Dec, 2016
Republicans dismiss Russian support for Trump's victory
NEW YORK - Republicans on Saturday rejected reports about a secret CIA assessment finding that Russia rigged the US electoral tussle in favour of real estate tycoon Donald Trump.

'The intelligence is wrong,' Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer told CNN adding that it did not happen.

He was referring to a New York Times report saying US intelligence agencies had "high confidence" that Russian hackers infiltrated the Republican National Committee's computer systems as well as Democratic Party's, but they intentionally released information taken only from Democrat's computers.

News about the CIA report was first reported by The Washington Post on Friday but Trump's colleagues rubbished any such report.

'These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,' Trump's transition team said, taking potshot at the spy agency.

Trump's team saad that the election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history and it was time to move on and 'Make America Great Again' as per Trump's plans.

On the other hand, Democrat's Senator Chuck Schumer, set to become Democratic minority leader in January, called for a congressional investigation.

'That any country could be meddling in our elections should shake both political parties to their core,' he said in a statement on Saturday.

'It's imperative that our intelligence community turns over any relevant information so that Congress can conduct a full investigation' he added.

The reports come after President Barack Obama ordered a review of all cyber attacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle, amid growing calls from Democrats in Congress to fully investigate the reports regarding Russian involvement.

The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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