January 5, 2017 / 4:09 PM / 3 years ago

Reports that Trump eyeing revamp of spy agencies are false: spokesman

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump walks out to deliver brief remarks to reporters at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s spokesman on Thursday rejected media reports that said the Republican president-elect was planning to restructure the nation’s intelligence agencies, calling the reports “100 percent false.”

“There is no truth to this idea of restructuring the intelligence community infrastructure,” Trump spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters in a conference call. “All transition activities are for information gathering purposes and all discussions are tentative.”

Reporting by Amy Tennery and Mohammad Zargham; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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