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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:58 PM

Trump Accuses New York Times of 'Treason' for Story on U.S. Cyber Offensive Against Russia

LBN thread: U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia's Power Grid
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Source: Daily Beast

1. SAVING FACE?

Trump Accuses New York Times of ‘Treason’ for Story on U.S. Cyber Offensive Against Russia

Allison QuinnBreaking News Reporter
Published 06.15.19 9:59PM ET

President Trump has accused The New York Times of committing a “virtual act of treason” by publishing a story Saturday saying his administration has been targeting Russia’s power grid as part of an ongoing operation to counter cyber threats. “Do you believe that the Failing New York Times just did a story stating that the United States is substantially increasing Cyber Attacks on Russia. This is a virtual act of Treason by a once great paper so desperate for a story, any story, even if bad for our Country,” Trump wrote on Twitter late Saturday. “ALSO, NOT TRUE! Anything goes with our Corrupt News Media today. They will do, or say, whatever it takes, with not even the slightest thought of consequence! These are true cowards and without doubt, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” he said.

The Times report relied on three-months worth of interviews with several current and former government officials, who described the deployment of American computer code into Russia’s electrical power grid in a move meant partly as a warning to Russian intelligence and partly as a pre-emptive strike in case of a cyberattack. Trump himself reportedly granted new authorities to the United States Cyber Command last year, and is also said to have personally signed off on an operation to take Russian internet troll farm Internet Research Agency offline during the 2018 midterm elections. National Security Adviser John Bolton also appeared to hint at a more aggressive cyber strategy toward Russia earlier this week.

“We thought the response in cyberspace against electoral meddling was the highest priority last year, and so that’s what we focused on. But we’re now opening the aperture, broadening the areas we’re prepared to act in,” he said at a conference sponsored by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. “We will impose costs on you until you get the point.”


https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-accuses-new-york-times-of-treason-for-story-on-us-cyber-offensive-against-russia

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Reply Trump Accuses New York Times of 'Treason' for Story on U.S. Cyber Offensive Against Russia (Original post)
Eugene Jun 2019 OP
triron Jun 2019 #1
JonLP24 Jun 2019 #2
Cha Jun 2019 #3
empedocles Jun 2019 #5
Cha Jun 2019 #7
Hortensis Jun 2019 #4
Achilleaze Jun 2019 #6
NewJeffCT Jun 2019 #8
duforsure Jun 2019 #9

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:04 AM

1. This is certainly curious--the story I mean.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:00 AM

2. K&R

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:10 AM

3. Of course he is.. filthy traitor always projecting.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:02 AM

5. Isn't it so unbelievably 'childlike' the way trump so transparently

'projects'?

So weird when, so obliviously, he calls someone else 'fat', or 'slow', or 'stupid', etc., etc., etc. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happened so many times, almost daily, yet still sort of shocking.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:27 AM

7. We have an extremely

weird, psychotic, sociopath occupying our WH. He's lost touch with reality.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:33 AM

4. This is called going ballistic. "Bad for our country" or bad for him?

Did he hope Putin wouldn't know what he authorized, even if he didn't himself? Of course military and intelligence officials had "broad hesitation" give Trump any details.

Btw, it's possibly not entirely coincidence that the NYT is reporting this at a time Wired is reporting "probes" against the U.S. grid by the Russia-linked hacking group Xenotime. Xenotime's a private threat group that mostly goes after industrial control systems, not Russian military, but looks like cyber's heating up.

THE HIGHLY DANGEROUS 'TRITON' HACKERS HAVE PROBED THE US GRID
https://www.wired.com/story/triton-hackers-scan-us-power-grid/

Dragos: "The most dangerous threat to ICS has new targets in its sights. Dragos identified the XENOTIME activity group expanded its targeting beyond oil and gas to the electric utility sector. This expansion to a new vertical illustrates a trend that will likely continue for other ICS-targeting adversaries."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:15 AM

6. I guess the Pentagon forgot to tell the KGOP republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

I mean, we all forget things once in a while. This is no biggie. I totally understand.

The republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief should call his best buddy Poo Tee Poot to get some advice on how to handle this.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:47 AM

8. THIS IS STUNNING - the Pentagon is NOT briefing Trump

because they're afraid he's going to betray America and spill details to the Russians.


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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:27 AM

9. This us what a compromised corrupt and illegitimate president

Looks and acts like who's working against OUR country for himself and putin, and again his pattern is accusing others of what he's doing , or has done , and one of his tells.He'll be normalizing tax and money laundering while accusing others of doing that soon. ;s puppet is getting closer to being fully exposed , then more will run from him and the gop .

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