For the first time, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, committed the United States, led a secret cyberattack in 2018 against the Internet Research Agency of Russia. The agency is a troll farm accused by the United States for helping to ease interference both in the presidential election in 2016 and the 2018 midterms.
President Trump, for the first time, confirmed the US conducted a covert cyberattack in 2018 against Russia’s Internet Research Agency — a troll farm blamed by the US for helping to facilitate interference both in the 2016 election and the 2018 midterms https://t.co/Be2nouAgF5
— CNN (@CNN) July 11, 2020
During an interview, organized by Marc Thiessen, a columnist at Washington Post, and President George Bush’s former speechwriter, President Trump provided the confirmation about a cyberattack in 2018.
Thiessen wrote in the Washington Post that during the interview, he asked Mr. President whether he had conducted a cyberattack. President Trump answered the question “correct,” said Thiessen.
Mr. President described during an interview that President Barack Obama, in 2016, acknowledged before the presidential election that Russia was playing around. Moreover, he said that whether or not it was so or not, who knew? And he told nothing and the main cause he told nothing was that he was not to touch it because he believed (Hilary Clinton) was getting the success he read phony polls. That’s why he believed she was going toward victory, and we had the quiet majority that described that no, we like Donald Trump.
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Mr. Trump said that unlike his predecessor, he worked on intelligence, the United States had about Russia’s election intrusion by projecting the cyberattack. Trump said to Thiessen that look, we halted it.
In December 2016, Barack Obama did declare sanctions against Russia and ejected few Russian diplomats in response to Russian interference in America’s presidential election.
In October 2018, the Washington Post formerly reported that there was a cyberattack. The action against the firm, which is financed by Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President, was held in order to avert any intrusion in the midterms, the paper was said. So that was the very first confirmation declared by President Trump.
Thiessen even reported that senior United States officials also committed that the attack occurred and came up as an effective action, which took the Internet Research Agency offline.
While giving the interview, the President said that the cyberattack was a chunk of the big policy to challenge Russia. Furthermore, President Trump said to Thiessen that no one has been more tougher on Russian than he has.