Sean Spicer Suggests Trump Won’t Reveal New Information He Alluded To About Russia
— New Day (@NewDay) January 2, 2017
During a heated Monday morning interview, incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer indicated that Donald Trump might not actually share any new details to back up his skepticism of Russia’s suspected interference with the election.
The president-elect continues to dismiss the notion that Russian hacking made it easier for him to secure victory, and on New Years Eve, he told his press poll that he has information on the matter that “other people don’t.” Trump wouldn’t say what kind of information he was talking about, but he said he would tell the public about it this week.
Spicer got in a combative exchange with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota about this, arguing that reports on Russia from the intelligence community weren’t final, and that it would be “unbelievably irresponsible” to react before a final conclusion is reached. Spicer said that Trump will talk about these finalized conclusions, but, “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.“
Recently, Trump promised to hold a conference to address concerns such as his potential conflicts of interest, but he ended up postponing it. Trump has yet to hold a formal press event since winning the presidency.
Watch above, via CNN.
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