Days after a massive cyberattack on U.S. government agencies, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo finally admitted on Friday night that it was “pretty clearly” done by Russia. “This was a very significant effort, and I think it’s the case that now we can say pretty clearly that it was the Russians that engaged in this activity,” Pompeo said on The Mark Levin Show. But, just hours later, Trump claimed the media was pointing the finger at “Russia, Russia, Russia” for financial reasons when “it may be China (it may!).”
Hackers breached at least a dozen U.S. agencies, including the country’s nuclear energy agency and the State Department, by breaking into SolarWinds, an Austin-based company that provides IT systems to government clients. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) said that the attacks were beginning to look like “our modern day, cyber equivalent of Pearl Harbor” and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said it bordered on an act of war. But, true to form, Trump said it had been blown out of proportion by “the Fake News Media” in a Saturday morning tweet that tried to somehow link the hack to his election fraud crusade.