Trump Says He Now Believes Russia Was Behind Election Hacking
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump now says he believes Russia was involved in cyberattacks during the presidential election.
It was the first time Trump has admitted Russian involvement in hacking computers of the Democratic National Committee. In the past, he refused to publicly accept U.S. intelligence community findings that Russia was involved in election hacking.
Trump's comments came Wednesday during his first press conference since the election.
"As far as hacking, I think it was Russia," Trump said. Top U.S. intelligence officials have said they believe Russian President Vladimir Putin knew about and approved the cyberattacks.
Trump was asked in the press conference if he had any message for the Russian leader in response to the hacking.
"He shouldn't be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I'm leading it, than when other people have led it. You will see that."
U.S. intelligence agencies have suggested that Putin might have engaged in hacking as a way to help Trump win the election. Much of the information released by the hacks turned out to be embarrassing to the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton.
But Trump said the Republican National Committee also became aware of attempts to hack into its organization. He said possible attacks were stopped by putting security measures in place.
Speaking about future relations with Russia, Trump told reporters he does not think it is a bad thing if Putin actually likes him.
"If Putin likes Donald Trump, guess what folks, that's called an asset, not a liability."
Trump added that cyberattacks from outside the United States were not only coming from Russia. He said China is also involved, along with other nations. Trump said he has asked his top national security officials to complete within 90 days a major report on ways the government can prevent hacking.
Trump denounced news reports that Russia is holding onto secret personal and financial information that could embarrass him. The reports also alleged that his campaign had made contact with Russian intelligence officials.
"I think it's a disgrace," Trump said. "It's all fake news."
The unproven information in the news reports was reportedly included in a secret U.S. intelligence report on Russian influence in the election. Copies of that report were given last week to Trump, President Barack Obama and leaders of Congress.
Trump's business interests
During the press conference, Trump also announced how he planned to deal with his business interests during his presidency. The president-elect has promised that his business activities would not pose a conflict of interest while he serves as president.
One of his lawyers explained that Trump had decided to give up control of his company to his two sons and another executive. His business assets will be put into a trust and Trump will take other steps to keep separate from his businesses, the lawyer said.
Trump was asked whether he is backing away from his pledge to have Mexico pay for a wall along the southern U.S. border. He said, "Mexico will pay for the wall" by reimbursing the United States.
On his pledge to get rid of the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama, Trump promised to quickly replace it. He said his goal was to have a new, better health care law in place when the current law, often called "Obamacare," is ended.
When asked about the Supreme Court, Trump said he will likely name his choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia within two weeks of the inauguration.
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1.the presidential election 总统选举
Neither of the front-runners in the presidential election is a mainstream politician.
2.press conference 新闻发布会
She gave her reaction to his release at a press conference.
3.back away 后退；退出
He's backing away from the policies and style of his predecessor
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1."As far as hacking, I think it was Russia," Trump said.
As far as 至于；就...而言
As far as I'm concerned the officials incited the fight.
It only lasted a couple of years, as far as I know.
2.On his pledge to get rid of the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama, Trump promised to quickly replace it.
get rid of 摆脱；除去
There's corruption, and we're going to get rid of it.
I would be glad to get rid of them myself. But that is not our concern.
这是川普首度承认俄罗斯参与了针对美国民主党全国委员会的黑客攻击 。此前，他拒绝公开承认美国情报机构认定的俄罗斯借网络攻击干预美国大选的调查结果 。
川普表示，“就黑客攻击一事，我认为是俄罗斯搞的鬼 。”美国高级情报官员认为俄罗斯总统普京知晓并允许进行网络攻击 。
川普声称，“普京不应该这样做 。他也不会这样做 。你们将会看到，俄罗斯会更加尊重我领导下的美国 。”
美国情报机构表明，为了帮助川普胜选，普京可能参与了黑客攻击 。黑客窃取的多数信息都对民主党和希拉里不利 。
然而川普表示，共和党全国委员会也发觉自己遭到黑客攻击 。他说，通过采取安全措施，这场攻击被成功制止 。
川普补充说，来自境外的网络攻击势力除俄罗斯之外，还有其它国家 。川普表示，他已经要求高级国家安全官员在90日内就政府如何防御黑客攻击提交一份重要报告 。
川普严厉谴责一份声称俄罗斯掌握着让川普难堪的个人隐私和财务信息的报道 。该报道还指出，川普竞选团队与俄罗斯情报官员暗中勾结 。
据悉，报道中未经证实的消息还包括一份美国调查俄罗斯对大选影响的情报报告 。上周，该报告的副本已经递交给川普、奥巴马及国会领导人 。
在新闻发布会上，川普还宣布了自己总统任期间的商业利益安排 。川普承诺自己的商业活动与总统职务不会构成利益冲突 。
他的一名律师解释称，川普已决定将公司控制权交给两个儿子和一位管理人员 。律师还表示，他的商业资产将交给一家信托机构，川普还将采取其它方式与名下的生意划清界限 。
川普还被问到是否放弃让墨西哥“掏钱修筑美国南部边境的隔离墙”承诺 。他说，会让墨西哥以其他方式弥补这堵隔离墙的费用 。
关于废除奥巴马签署的《平价医疗法》的承诺，川普保证上任后会立刻执行 。他说，他的目标就是出台一项全新的、更完善的医疗保健法将“奥巴马医保法案”取而代之 。