White House officials addressed U.S. cyber insecurity issues and the response being taken on Russian diplomats in retaliation for what has been called Russian interference in the recent American elections.
“It is a fact that Russia interfered in our democratic election,” according to a senior Obama administration official during a conference call with the press on Thursday as many in the public debate the issue.
The White House press call regarding the cybersecurity issues and Russian hacking concerns makes very clear the position of the Obama administration on this matter.
“There’s no debate in the U.S. administration about the fact — and it is a fact — that Russia interfered in our democratic election. We’ve established that clearly to our satisfaction. I would never expect Russia to come out with their hands up and acknowledge what they did. They don’t do that.”
Journalist Glenn Greenwald appeared on a segment of the Fox News show Tucker Carlson Tonight recently to dialog on the White House and its cyber insecurities. Greenwald is portrayed in NY Magazine as being a tad dubious of the developing news. Instead, according to the article, the journalist believes that “Democrats ginned up hostility to Russia” for entirely political purposes.
What? Greenwald told host Carlson that the Russian threat was “an election-year political” tale made up by the Dems. Greenwald recalled the 2012 presidential election year when Mitt Romney went against Barack Obama on the issue of Russia being a threat. Obama mocked Romney, the journalist recalled for viewers.