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Haley: ‘We need to get together with Russia’ on cybersecurity

Greg Nash

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday called for U.S.-Russian cooperation on cybersecurity, saying “we need to get together” with Moscow.

“We need them, you know, what we think should happen, shouldn’t happen, and if we talk to them about it, hopefully we can get them to stop,” Haley told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”

“It doesn’t mean we ever take our eyes off of the ball, it doesn’t mean we ever trust Russia. We can’t trust Russia, and we won’t ever trust Russia. But you keep those that you don’t trust closer, so that you can always keep an eye on them and keep them in check,” she continued.

{mosads}Haley’s comments come just days after President Trump’s first official meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Germany.

Trump tweeted on Sunday that he had pressed Putin on Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, adding that the two leaders discussed forming “an impenetrable Cyber Security unit” to guard against election hacking. 

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