“It’s unprecedented that a president-elect should be denigrating the CIA, refusing to read their intelligence and disagreeing with them on a major substantive issue even before he is inaugurated,” said Richard Clarke, former White House cybersecurity operative.
Some of Trump’s campaign rhetoric was to improve the relations with Russia, which is the reason why it was thought that this nation has helped him win the election. These hacking efforts jeopardized the democrat campaign, but not the Republican.
Trump criticized these allegations by the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) that the jeopardizing of e-mails of American institutions was a Russian act.
“These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” said Trump in an internet statement. “The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and “Make America Great Again.”
A couple of days after making this statement, the president-elect made an appearance with his upcoming chief of staff Reince Priebus and rejected all Russian link regarding this controversy.
“They didn’t conclude it was Russia,” said Priebus erroneously to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “They have no idea if it’s Russia or China or somebody. It could be somebody sitting in a bed some place,” said Trump on Fox News Sunday.
Unless you catch "hackers" in the act, it is very hard to determine who was doing the hacking. Why wasn't this brought up before election?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2016
Whether they agree or not, people have to understand that Trump is right in saying so.