Thursday, July 20, 2017

Which One Is Lying?

A Russian official was quoted by the country's government-run media on Thursday as saying Moscow and the U.S. government were in talks about establishing a joint cybersecurity unit -- a prospect first raised, and then seemingly dismissed by President Trump after he met with Vladimir Putin.

The RIA news agency said Russia's special envoy on cybersecurity Andrey Krutskikh confirmed that talks were underway to create a bilateral working group, and acknowledging that it could create a "problem" for President Trump.

He'll just deny it.

With special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election widening fast, Mr. Trump's tween was met with widespread ridicule.


Democratic congressman Adam Schiff of California said expecting Russia to be a credible partner in any cybersecurity initiative, "would be dangerously naive." Schiff is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. "If that's our best election defense, we might as well just mail our ballot boxes to Moscow," he said.


Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called it "pretty close" to the dumbest idea he'd ever heard.

Thus, Trump's evening tweet of the same day...

Two can play that game.
Krutskikh was quoted as saying, "there is no need to dramatize the working process, it is undoubtedly difficult, taking into account the current American realities, but this is a problem rather of the U.S. administration, not ours."


There was no immediate reaction from the White House or President Trump to Krutskikh's reported remarks.
They have to wait to see what Trump will tweet first.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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