The NY Times reported the US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia’s electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system.
The paper claims this has never happened before and trump himself was not aware of this. Sources claim there was concern over how Trump would react, and the possibility that Trump might reverse the operations or discuss it with foreign officials.
Reacting to the report Trump tweeted:
‘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…..’
Adding ‘…..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!’
The Times fired back ‘We described the article to the government before publication. As our story notes, President Trump’s own national security officials said there were no concerns.’