Trump downplays Russia in first comments on cyberattack
December 20, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting his secretary of state and other top officials, President Donald Trump on Saturday suggested without evidence that China — not Russia — may be behind the cyberattack against the United States and tried to minimize its impact.
In his first comments on the breach, Trump scoffed at the focus on the Kremlin and downplayed the intrusions, which the nation's cybersecurity agency has warned posed a "grave" risk to government and private networks.
"The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality. I have been fully briefed and everything i...