Top Republican Aide says that Trump acknowledges Russia’s Role in U.S. election hacking

January 09, 2017

Top Republican Aide says that Trump acknowledges Russia’s Role in U.S. election hackingPresident-elect Donald Trump finally consents the United States intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia did involve in cyber-attacks focusing at disrupting the presidential election and will be taking actions in response, stated his incoming chief of staff on Sunday.

The former Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Priebus said that Trump positively believes that Moscow, Russia was actually responsible for the intrusions into the Democratic Party organizations. However, Priebus did not acknowledge that the president-elect affirmd that the hacks were directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Priebus said, "He accepts the fact that this particular case was entities in Russia so that's not the issue." His comments marked a major shift, Trump has repeatedly declined that the Russians were trying to help him, and he argued that the charges are as a part of the stunts of his political opponents trying to demoralize his victory.

This was the first ever acknowledgement coming from a senior member of the Republican president-elect’s team which Trump had accepted that Russia channeled the entire hacking and consequent exposé of Democratic emails at the time of the 2016 presidential elections.

Trump kept repelling formal accusations that Russia had hacked the electoral system and was trying to help him win, stating that the intrusions might have been carried out by China or a 400-pound hacker on his bed.

With just two weeks away from the inauguration on 20th January, Trump has come under tremendous escalated pressure from his fellow Republicans to agree to the intelligence community conclusions that Russian hacking and several other tries had been made by Moscow to manipulate the November 8 election. A vital test of Republican support for Trumps is scheduled this week with first evern affirmation hearings for his Cabinet selections.

Report put together by a United States Intelligence last week mentioned that Putin ordered a sophisticated influence campaign which included cyber attacks to calumniate Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and instead provide backing support to Trump.

President Barack Obama in December commissioned a report that concluded that the final vote tallies were not impacted by the Russian interference, however he did not evaluate whether the interference had an effect on the result of the vote in any other way.

On Friday, post receiving the intelligence briefing, in a statement Trump did not really specifically to Russia’s part in the presidential election.

Priebus stated that Trump plans to probe the intelligence community to make necessary proposals as to what must be done, and depending on that, “actions may be taken,” he said. However, he failed to elaborate on that.