President Donald Trump referred to the cyberattack that was announced by the intelligence community last week, suggesting that the main actor in the event could be the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
In a tweet, President Trump questioned the narrative of major media outlets that seek at all costs to involve Russia in incidents that compromise U.S. national security, undermining the influence of foreign regimes such as the CCP.
“The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality. I have been fully briefed and everything is well under control. Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens because Lamestream is, for mostly financial reasons, petrified of…”
In another Tweet he added: “….discussing the possibility that it may be China (it may!). There could also have been a hit on our ridiculous voting machines during the election, which is now obvious that I won big, making it an even more corrupted embarrassment for the USA. @DNI_Ratcliffe @SecPompeo.”
The president’s comments come after the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe, confirmed that there was interference in the 2020 election by CCP, Iran, and Russia.
It should be recalled that in August, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a report stating that the CCP preferred President Trump to lose the election.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated during an interview with radio host Mark Levin that according to the analyses, Russia would be involved in the cyberattack, although he said that the evaluations continue to determine precisely the magnitude of the attack.
“I can’t say much more as we’re still unpacking precisely what it is, and I’m sure some of it will remain classified,” Pompeo said.
“This was a very significant effort, and I think it’s the case that now we can say pretty clearly that it was the Russians that engaged in this activity,” added Pompeo.
Asked if he had kept silent on the subject since many things are happening behind the scenes, Pompeo replied to Levin, “That’s absolutely true.”
“I saw this in my time running the world’s premier espionage service at the CIA,” said Pompeo. “There are many things that you’d very much love to say, ‘Boy, I’m going to call that out,’ but a wiser course of action to protect the American people is to calmly go about your business and defend freedom,” he added.
According to a warning message issued Thursday by the Infrastructure Security and Cybersecurity Agency (CISA), the hack committed on several federal agencies and “critical infrastructure” in a sophisticated attack was difficult to detect.