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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.

A full recap will be posted soon.

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.

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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.”


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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.

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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.

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

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