Even though all 17 of the U.S. intelligence agencies - ALL 17 AGENCIES!!! - agree "with confidence" that Russia willfully cyber-hacked American email servers in an attempt to interfere with the presidential election, Donald Trump says he knows "things that other people don't know," adding that he would share that info with the American people either today or Wednesday this week.
(p.s. today came and went with no announcement from Trump on the cyber-hacking)
From the New York Times:
“I just want them to be sure because it’s a pretty serious charge,” Mr. Trump said of the intelligence agencies. “If you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong,” he added, referring to intelligence cited by the George W. Bush administration to support its march to war in 2003. “So I want them to be sure,” the president-elect said. “I think it’s unfair if they don’t know.”
He added: “And I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. 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.”
When asked what he knew that others did not, Mr. Trump demurred, saying only, “You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.”
Mr. Trump, who does not use email, also advised people to avoid computers when dealing with delicate material. “It’s very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way, because I’ll tell you what, no computer is safe,” Mr. Trump said.
“I don’t care what they say, no computer is safe,” he added. “I have a boy who’s 10 years old; he can do anything with a computer. You want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier.”
I should add that since that reporting was made public, Team Trump has admitted that he hasn't made the time to sit down with the heads of U.S. intelligence agencies to be briefed on what it is exactly they have as proof.
But he knows more than they do.
Because his 10 year old son can work a computer.