Donald Trump just spilled his guts on the Russian hacking crisis while speaking to reporters at his Saturday night New Year’s Eve party, and boy was it a doozy.
The president-elect, throughout the course of his remarks, promised to soon reveal previously concealed information that only he possesses related to the Russians’ hacking of the 2016 presidential election.
When asked about the United States’ just unveiled response to the hacking — a set of harsh sanctions against an array of Russian individuals and interests — Trump said:
‘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 someone else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.’
A reporter asked Trump what on earth he was talking about with his comments about knowing “things that other people don’t know,” and the president-elect replied, oh so enigmatically, “You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.”
For Trump to suggest that he knows things that other don’t know about the Russians’ activities suggests that he has the long rumored hidden, corruption breeding ties to Putin’s Russia that have long been so feared by critics of his incoming administration.
But, Trump says that he “knows a lot about hacking.”
Let’s stick it to him and see if he actually knows so very much about hacking, shall we?
A few days before his remarks about secret information about the Russians’ hacking, he made the following remarks:
‘I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on. We have speed. We have a lot of other things. But I’m not sure you have the kind of security that you need.’
Nobody who speaks to the “age of computer” making it to “where nobody knows exactly what’s going on” gets to claim that the know anything about hacking.
Only time will tell what kind of secret information related to the Russian hacking that Trump either does or doesn’t possess.
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