Trump: I Have Intel that Casts Doubt on Russian Hacks

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jan 01, 2017 9:00 AM
Trump: I Have Intel that Casts Doubt on Russian Hacks

Donald Trump held an impromptu press conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida Saturday night before his New Year's Eve party, where he addressed the claim that Russia interfered in the 2016 election with a series of hacks. Although President Obama is convinced their interference was so bad that it justified new sanctions, the president-elect told the press he has reason to believe there's nothing to see here.

Trump also reiterated how the intel community has been wrong before - such as in the case of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Because of that past "disaster," Trump said he wants them to be "sure" about Russian hacking before taking any next steps.

Addressing the threat of cyber attacks in general, Trump suggested that if you have something important to say, write it out and send it by courier. 

"No computer is safe," he said.

Trump will reveal what intel he has on the hacks on Tuesday or Wednesday, he told reporters.