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Trump calls Russia reports 'fake news - a total political witch hunt'

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump listens to questions from reporters in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar

(Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump, in an apparent reference to media reports that the intelligence briefing he received last week included an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising information on him, said on Twitter on Tuesday: “FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT.”

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh

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