Published: Mon, June 17, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump slams NYT report on U.S. cyber attacks against Russian Federation

Trump slams NYT report on U.S. cyber attacks against Russian Federation

Following a bombastic report that United States government hackers are targeting Russia's power grid, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to accuse the NY Times of spreading fake news detrimental to U.S. credibility and national security.

Back in April, Trump seemingly joked about changing term limits and just last month House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke about Democrats having to win back the White House by a "big" margin, as to hold off charges from Trump and his supporters who may question the legitimacy of the 2020 elections.

"A poll should be done on which is the more dishonest and deceitful newspaper, the Failing New York Times or the Amazon (lobbyist) Washington Post!".

The Times report came after an investigation by USA special counsel Robert Mueller of alleged hacking by Russia's GRU intelligence agency and social media manipulation by Russia's Internet Research Agency to benefit Mr Trump's election campaign.

Donald Trump, who began clashing with the newspaper and other American media outlets even before he was elected president, took to Twitter to lambast The NYT over its recent report suggesting that the usa is stepping up digital attacks on Russia's electric power grid. They will do, or say, whatever it takes, with not even the slightest thought of consequences! Trump branded it "not true" and "a virtual act of Treason", also repeating his signature rant and calling the paper "the enemy of the people".

Do you believe that the Failing New York Times just did a story stating that the United States is substantially increasing Cyber Attacks on Russian Federation.


The Cyber Command's mission is to "direct, synchronize, and coordinate cyberspace planning and operations to defend and advance national interests", according to their official website.

The New York Times report alleged how Pentagon and other intelligence officials were hesitant to tell the president details about operations against Russian Federation for concern of his reaction and that he might undo their plans. Still, intelligence officials and the Pentagon appear to be actively avoiding Trump in certain cases of cyber operations, according to the NYT and their anonymous sources.

The Times reports the malware has been placed deeper into the Russian grid than ever attempted before.

Trump tweeted on Saturday evening, before realizing that he forgot to actually dismiss the report of Washington increasingly targeting Moscow in cyber-warfare campaign as "fake news".

"We described the article to the government before publication", the paper posted on Twitter. Trump continued to say.

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