Updated 2:35 PM ET, Tue January 17, 2017 (CNN)
Legendary journalist Bob Woodward said that CNN’s reporting on a summary of classified information presented to Donald Trump was “exactly right” and it “clearly is news” that intelligence chiefs presented the information to the President-elect.
The allegations came, in part, from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible.
Woodward made headlines over the weekend when he told “FOX News Sunday” that the dossier of unsubstantiated findings by the former British operative was a “garbage document.”
Asked by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota to explain his position, Woodward said, “I have read those 35 pages, and the quality is not good.” He said the intelligence community “tainted the good report they had on Russian hacking by including this, and they shouldn’t have done that.”