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Trump has something to reveal about US election hacking
President-elect says he speak out this week
January 3, 2017: Expressing scepticism about Russian interference in the US election, president-elect Donald Trump said he knew “things that other people don’t know” about the hacking. He further added that the information would be revealed on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Trump’s spokesperson on Monday said there is no evidence to suggest Russian hacking influenced the outcome of the US presidential election and it would be irresponsible to jump to conclusions before receiving a final intelligence report.
Trump said the charges are serious and it would be wrong to conclude anything in haste. “If you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong,” he added, referring to intelligence cited by the George W. Bush administration to support its march to war in 2003. “So I want them to be sure,” the president-elect said. “I think it’s unfair if they don’t know.”
He added: “And I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.”
Trump advised people to avoid computers when dealing with delicate material. “It’s very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way, because I’ll tell you what, no computer is safe.”
“I don’t care what they say, no computer is safe,” he added. “I have a boy who’s 10 years old; he can do anything with a computer. You want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier.”
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