Trump adviser: Trump will denounce Russian hacking if there's 'incontrovertible' proof

Americans can expect President-elect Donald Trump to denounce Russian cyberattacks launched against the U.S. electoral system, but only if the intelligence community presents “incontrovertible” proof, transition team executive committee member Anthony Scaramucci said Friday.

Trump has thus far refused to accept the consensus view of all 17 federal intelligence agencies that Russia sought to undermine last month’s presidential election with a string of cyberattacks against U.S. political targets. He and his surrogates have dismissed that assessment, made public in early October, and said that the source of those attacks remains an open question within the intelligence community. In a “Fox News Sunday” interview last weekend, Trump said the perpetrator could be Russia or China or “somebody sitting in a bed someplace.”

“I think that once we have a little bit more immersion into these details, if the facts are incontrovertible, then of course he’ll accept that and he’ll denounce it,” Scaramucci said in a Friday afternoon interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “Now, you tell me after more intelligence briefings and more understanding from the intelligence community that this is 100 percent true, you can be sure that there will be a denunciation by the new administration about these acts. So I’m not sure how we could be more clear about that.”