Aide downplays Trump hacking revelation

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Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday tamped down expectations that President-elect Donald Trump will reveal new details about alleged Russian hacking during the U.S. presidential election in the coming days.

“It’s not a question of necessarily revealing,” Spicer said on CNN’s “New Day.”

“He’s going to talk about his conclusions and where he thinks things stand. He’s not going to reveal anything that was privileged or was shared with him classified. I think he can share with people his conclusions of the report and his understanding of the situation and make sure people understand there’s a lot of questions out there. “

{mosads}Trump said during a New Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday that he knows “things that other people don’t know.”

Trump did not offer details when pressed about what he knows, saying only that, “You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.”

Trump also said he knows “a lot” about hacking, adding that it 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.”

Spicer during the Monday interview stressed that a report released last week that said the FBI and Department of Homeland Security had linked Russia to the hacking of Democratic party organizations is not final.

“The current president of the United states has not seen a final report. The intelligence community is talking about wrapping it up later this week,” he said.

“I think that the idea that we’re jumping to conclusions before we have a final report is frankly irresponsible.”

Spicer also took a dig at host Alisyn Camerota.

“I know this is frustrating for you that we are doing it in a logical way. We are going to actually get all the information, get briefed properly and then make a decision. We’re not going to put the cart before the horse.”

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