Trump addresses BuzzFeed report, border wall, business conflicts, Russia & more

*The live stream of the President-elect's first press conference since winning the election has ended.

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Developing notes:

President-elect Donald Trump calls unsubstantiated report purportedly signaling Russia's involvement in the U.S. "an absolute disgrace."

"I think it's a disgrace. It's all fake news. It's phony stuff. It didn't happen," he told reporters Wednesday.


On his relationship with Russia President Vladimir Putin, Trump said, "if Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability.

“I don’t know that I will get along with Vladimir Putin. I hope I do.”


Trump denies having any dealings in Russia.

"I have no loans, no dealings and no pending deals [in Russia]," Trump said further contradicting the report that was published by BuzzFeed.


Trump affirms that he still won't release his tax returns, "because they're under audit."

"Reporters are the only ones who care about my tax returns," he said.

A lawyer representing the president-elect said he "should not be expected to destroy the company he built," according to the AP.


Trump said the legislation to replace "Obamacare" would be offered "essentially simultaneously" with his health secretary's confirmation.


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