However, officials disputed that the briefing was delayed and told NBC News that the briefing was always planned for Friday.
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) January 4, 2017
This was always planned for Friday say agency sources increasingly upset by Trump teeets https://t.co/Bj59GxXImQ
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) January 4, 2017
The New York Times also reported that the briefing had not been scheduled for Tuesday, citing senior administration officials.
Trump has dismissed the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian actors were behind the hacks into Democratic groups and that the cyber attacks were carried out in an attempt to influence the 2016 election. He repeated his skepticism in a tweet early Wednesday morning, citing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's claim that he did not receive leaked emails from Russia.
Julian Assange said "a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta" - why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017