Former CIA Director Woolsey: Trump Could Be "Playing Us" Regarding What He Knows About Russian Hacking


CNN's Jim Sciutto interviews former CIA director James Woolsey, who is now a national security adviser to Donald Trump. Woolsey said that Trump might be "playing" the U.S. media about what he knows about the role Russia played in hacking the DNC during the 2016 election. He said Trump was "an expert at this kind of weaving around and attracting everybody's attention."

"You're saying he's playing us, in effect?" CNN's Jim Sciutto asked.

"There’s a possibility that he is, a little bit,” Woolsey added. "Why not? He’s not interfering with anything. He’s not talking about anything classified... This is a behavioral mode that he has perfected. He has a point, which is that it is entirely possible to have various definitions of hacking."

JAMES WOOLSEY: We may see as time goes on an improved technology for sorting things out in the hacking world, but it is probably not always a good idea to say in these days and times that we know it was Russia, it was only Russia. No, I'd be a little more cautious than that...

I think the Russians were in there, but it doesn't mean other people weren't.

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