This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington:
- Trump's Supreme Court pick is Neil Gorsuch
- Homeland Security secretary says countries on banned list "may not be taken off anytime soon"
- Acting attorney general fired by Trump
- Trump orders agencies to cut back on regulations
- White House clarifies how new immigration policy affects green-card holders
President-elect Donald Trump called the publication of unsubstantiated allegations purporting to document his ties to Russia "fake news" and "an absolute disgrace" during a news conference Wednesday, castigating media outlets that detailed the claims.
"It's phony stuff. It didn't happen," Trump said at his first news conference since July.
Trump's comments followed more harshly critical comments by Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Trump's top spokesman accusing the media of bias.
Trump also acknowledged Russia's role in hacking intended to influence the U.S. election. Intelligence agencies have said Russia aimed to help his candidacy. Trump said he nonetheless hoped to forge a strong relationship with President Vladimir Putin.
"If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability," he said.