Monday, May 1, 2017

President Trump: "It Could Have Been China" That Was Responsible For 2016 Presidential Election Hacking

CBS: "Could've been China," Trump says on election hacking

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said it "could've been China" that was responsible for 2016 presidential election hacking.

Mr. Trump made the comments in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS News' "Face the Nation." Asked whether he believes that Russians tried to meddle in the election, he said, "That, I don't know. I don't know."

The president said that "it's very hard" to say who is behind a hack without catching the hacker "in the act."

"With that being said, I'll go along with Russia," Mr. Trump said. "Could've been China, could've been a lot of different groups."

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Update #1: Trump says email hacking during election 'could've been China' or other groups (The Hill)
Update #2: Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails (Reuters)

WNU Editor: He does not share the same confidence that some in the intel community have that it was Russia who was responsible for hacking the DNC/John Podesta's email.

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