Thursday, 18 July, 2019

Trump calls newspaper report on Russia power grid 'treason'

Vladimir Smirnov  TASS Vladimir Smirnov TASS
Patty Aguilar | 17 June, 2019, 07:28

The government has remained publicly quiet on what specific actions have been taken, the paper wrote, but national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday that the USA was taking a more aggressive offensive stance in cyberspace "to say to Russian Federation, or anybody else that's engaged in cyberoperations against us, 'You will pay a price.'" Cyber Command chief General Paul M. Nakasone has also been an advocate of "defend forward" capabilities in the event of a cyberattack on American systems. Trump may not have been briefed on the details of parts of the alleged attacks, according to the NYT piece.

In interviews with current and former government officials over the past three months with the Times, officials describe the deployment of USA computer code into Russia's grid and other targets as part of a shift to a more offensive strategy.

The New York Times report alleged how Pentagon and other intelligence officials were hesitant to tell the president details about operations against Russian Federation for concern of his reaction and that he might undo their plans.

On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump, angered by the story, took to Twitter to blast both the New York Times and the Washington Post, calling both "the Enemy of the People".

The President called for a poll to see which media outlet is more "deceitful": The New York Times or The Washington Post.

The US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia's electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reports. "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", he wrote.

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That claim "certainly doesn't establish any pattern of conduct that would be relevant to the present proceedings", Heller said. In 2012, Gooding faced similar trouble when a New Orleans bartender accused him of pushing her. "I trust the system".

Mr Trump claimed the report cleared him of wrongdoing.

The incursion into the Russian electric power grid seems to have been conducted under new legal authorities in the military authorisation bill passed by Congress previous year, the Times reports.

Mr Trump issued new authorities last summer to the United States Cyber Command, which is part of the Pentagon and runs the U.S. military's defensive and offensive online operations, the Times reports.

In February in an interview with Joint Forces Quarterly, Gen Paul Nakasone, the commander of US Cyber Command, spoke of the need to "defend forward" with "persistent engagement" suggesting a shift in tactic was on the horizon.

Donald Trump junior slammed the New York Times Saturday over its recently debunked piece on the delay of placing Harriet Tubman on the 20 dollar bill.

While the United States has placed surveillance probes into Russia's electric grid for years, the deployment of more aggressive malware marked a serious escalation, officials said. The paper added that two sources said they were under the impression that the president was not given detailed briefings on USA efforts to infiltrate Russian power grids, with Trump's own advisers wary he might respond by shutting the missions down or discuss it with Russian officials.

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