President-Elect Trump said Saturday he has undisclosed information about the hacking of Democrats’ computers last year and indicated he remains unconvinced that the Russians were behind it.
Trump, who spoke to reporters as he entered his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., for a New Year’s celebration, said he would release the new information “Tuesday or Wednesday.” He asserted that hacking is “a very hard thing to prove” and that someone other than the Russians could have done it.
The Washington Examiner reports,
“Well, I just want them to be sure, because it’s a pretty serious charge, and I want them to be sure,” Trump said of intelligence analysts pointing the finger at Russia. “And if you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong,” he said, referring to the inaccurate assessment before the Iraq War of 2003 that the Iraqis possessed weapons of mass destruction. “And so I want them to be sure. I think it’s unfair if they don’t know. 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 added that “no computer is safe” and that, “if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old fashioned way.”
Trump he indicated he will proceed with plans to at least substantially revamp Obamacare.
“It’s unaffordable, it doesn’t work and it’s been crazy,” he said.
He said he continues to have a cordial relationship with President Obama, speaking with him by phone on Friday.
Read the full story at Washington Examiner