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Trump Says of U.S. Intel: 'I Want Them to Be Sure' About Russia Hacks

"I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove," Trump said outside his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida

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    President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla.

    President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday again expressed skepticism about U.S. intelligence conclusions that Russia was involved in a covert campaign to interfere in the presidential election, and said "hacking is a very hard thing to prove," NBC News reported.

    "I just want them to be sure, because it's a pretty serious charge, and I want them to be sure," Trump said of assessments that Russia, and possibly its president Vladimir Putin, was involved in the campaign of cyber-attacks and attempted interference in the electoral process.

    "And I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove," Trump said outside his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, where the president-elect was holding a New Year's Eve bash. "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 did not elaborate, but when asked what things he knows he replied, "you'll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday."

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    President-elect Donald Trump protests an NBC News report that U.S. intelligence points to Vladimir Putin personally approving a Russian hack of a Hillary Clinton staffer.
    (Published Monday, Jan. 9, 2017)