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>> 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.>> What do you know that other people dont know?>> You'll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.>> Tuesday's come and gone. Now all eyes are on Donald Trump as he meets with US Intelligence officials this week, to discuss the unanimous conclusion by the CIA, DNI, and FBI, that Russia interfered in the US presidential election.
Dustin Volz is Reuters cyber security correspondent.>> This week is really a make or break moment between President-elect Trump and the US Intelligence Community. Trump of course, has repeatedly dismissed and disparaged the Intelligence Community. Likening their conclusions about Russian hacking to conclusions about weapons of mass destruction leading up to the Iraq war.
>> If you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster and they were wrong.>> So, this moment is especially important as Trump prepares to take over the White House and come into power.>> On Tuesday night Trump on Twitter once again mocking what will soon be his own Intelligence agencies writing the quote, Intelligence, briefing on the so-called quote, Russian hacking, was delayed until Friday.
Perhaps more time needed to build a case, very strange. But the White House telling the New York Times that the briefing was always scheduled for Friday. And on Wednesday, Trump citing, Julian Assange, to support his doubt and dinging the DNC for their poor cyber defense. Trump faces growing pressure from politicians on both sides of the aisle, who say that they too believe that Russian president Vladimir Putin is responsible for the hacking of the DNC.
And that Russia should be punished.>> Depending on how things go this week, this could be the beginning of historic standoff between a White House and the Intelligence Community. Or Trump may come out and say that he has reviewed the evidence again and decided once and for all that Russia really is responsible for the hacks against Democrats during the election.
>> But Volz says what's more likely is that this week's intelligence briefing could provide a way for Trump to craft a narrative in which he acknowledges the Intelligence Community's findings. But still preserves some of the doubt he's been sowing.