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Donald Trump: ‘Somebody Else’ Behind US Election Hack

Donald Trump: ‘Somebody Else’ Behind US Election Hack
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Donald Trump: ‘Somebody Else’ Behind US Election Hack

President-elect Donald Trump seems to be acknowledging that the U.S. presidential election had been hacked. However, he is not quick to point his finger at the Russians just yet. After all, he prides himself in being a hacking expert.

“And I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove.” Trump concluded, “So it could be somebody else.”

Trump has always denied that Russia was ever involved in a plot to influence the recent U.S. elections. However, Some believe it was meant to derail Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency.

To this day, the president-elect remains keen in pursuing close relations with Russia and even China.

Also Read: Donald Trump Once Admitted To A Russia Hack

In contrast, outgoing President Barack Obama had recently announced a host of sanctions against Russia, including the expelling 35 of its diplomats from the U.S. According to a report from USA Today, both the FBI and CIA are also now in agreement with regard to Russia’s role in the recent reaction.

Donald Trump doesn’t trust computers.

On the other hand, Trump seems to be implying that computers, by nature, tend to be vulnerable to hacking. It also seems unclear if he plans to send out any sensitive document electronically when he assumes office.

Trump cautioned, “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.”

Donald Trump may reveal new information on the hack.

As for the hacking controversy, Trump hints there are developments to the issue that the rest of America is yet to find out. He remarked, “And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.”

According to NBC News, when pressed for further information, Trump simply answered, “You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Also Read: When It Comes To Relations, Donald Trump May Have Been Playing Vladimir Putin All Along

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About Jennifer Ong

Jennifer Ong has been covering and writing stories since 1998. Over the years, she has worked on stories on business, health, lifestyle, entertainment and travel. She has also previously written shows for television. When she's not on the job, she enjoys wine and Formula 1.

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