Trump Leaves Biden to Deal With Russia’s Latest Cyberattack

Dec 21, 2020 | 19:32 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump’s reaction to the recent SolarWinds attack suggests that his administration will deflect any overt political response or significant retaliation to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Between Dec. 18-19, Trump posted a series of tweets in which he downplayed the threat posed by the SolarWinds hack, while contradicting top security officials and independent experts’ assertions of Russia’s involvement in the incident. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Acting Chairman Marco Rubio and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff -- along with scores of outside cybersecurity experts -- have all indicated that Russia was behind the attack and emphasized the expansive scope of the incident. ...

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