Trump Flat Out Lies To American Public About Contents Of Intelligence Reports
January 6, 2017
President-elect Donald J. Trump met with intelligence agencies today, January 6, 2017, to be briefed on cyberattacks against the United States. Following the meeting, his staff released the following statement:
“I had a constructive meeting and conversation with the leaders of the Intelligence Community this afternoon. I have tremendous respect for the work and service done by the men and women of this community to our great nation.
“While Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions, businesses and organizations including the Democrat National Committee, there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election including the fact that there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines. There were attempts to hack the Republican National Committee, but the RNC had strong hacking defenses and the hackers were unsuccessful.
“Whether it is our government, organizations, associations or businesses we need to aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks. I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office. The methods, tools and tactics we use to keep America safe should not be a public discussion that will benefit those who seek to do us harm. Two weeks from today I will take the oath of office and America’s safety and security will be my number one priority.”
The report states the following contrary to president-elect Trump’s statement:
“We did not make an assessment of the impact that Russian activities had on the outcome of the 2016 election.”
President-elect Trump has again lied to the American public now just two weeks prior to the presidential inauguration. Why does he continue to refuse Russia’s interference in the US election and why would he wish to continue to deny its involvement by lying to the American public? Please add your comments below.
January 7, 2017 Update:
President elect Trump continues to tweet a day after the official Intelligence Report was released stating there was no evidence that hacking affected the election. Mr. Trump’s lies and tweet campaign of disinformation in the wee hours of the morning continue. Is this truly presidential behavior? Please add your comments below.