'Hacking is just the 21st century version of spying' says Trump transition team member

'Hacking is just the modern day version of spying', says Republicans Overseas - unfinished

Russia allegedly interfered with the US Presidential election

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hacking is just the modern-day version of spying and without it we wouldn't be informed about our allies and non-allies, says a member of Donald Trump's transition team. 

Today Mr Trump will be briefed on allegations that Russia may have interfered in the US Presidential election. However the President-elect has expressed doubt over these claims and Russia has denied hacking.

Jan Halper-Hayes, a member of Republicans Overseas, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that there has always been spying, and "hacking is just the modern-day version."

She added that it's just how we find out "what’s going on with our allies and with our non-allies."

However, she says it is disappointing that "we have not done anything" to improve our security.

Halper-Hayes also believes that if Mr Trump gets things wrong during his presidency, then he will have no problem "coming out and communicating that to the public."

Listen to the full interview above