Excerpt from ABC News
Written by Alexander and Mallin Meghan Keneally

President-elect Donald Trump called the new unsubstantiated allegations that Russia is in possession of personal and financial information about him as “nonsense.”

“A thing like that should have never been written, it should never been had and it should certainly never have been released,” Trump said during his first press conference since the election.

“I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies, who knows, but maybe the intelligence agencies, which would be a tremendous blot on their record if they in fact did that,” Trump continued.