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Trump questions Russia's responsibility for cyber attacks
12:32, 1 January 2017
Trump questions Russia's responsibility for cyber attacks

The U.S. President-elect said the attack could have been performed by any other country

12:32, 1 January 2017

Reuters

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday expressed continued skepticism over whether Russia was responsible for computer hacks of Democratic Party officials. This is reported by Reuters.

Related: Russian hackers attacked US electricity distribution network

Trump warned against being quick to pin the blame on Russia for the hacking of U.S. emails. The Washington Post also reported on Friday that Moscow could be behind intrusion into a laptop owned by a Vermont electric utility.

U.S. intelligence officials have said that they are confident Russia was behind the hacks of political figures, which could have played a role in Trump's defeat over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

"I think it's unfair if we don't know. It could be somebody else. I also know things that other people don't know so we cannot be sure," Trump said.

Asked what that information included, the Republican President-elect said, "You will find out on Tuesday or Wednesday."

Related: FBI and CIA came to conclusion on Russian hacking motive in US elections

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