Warner: ‘All indications point to Russia’ in cyberattack
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said on Sunday that “all indications point to Russia” in the massive cyberattack that targeted multiple U.S. government agencies, pushing back on President Trump’s suggestion that China may have been responsible.
“This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Warner for a response to a tweet from President Trump that said, “Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens because Lamestream is, for mostly financial reasons, petrified of discussing the possibility that it may be China (it may!).”
….discussing the possibility that it may be China (it may!). There could also have been a hit on our ridiculous voting machines during the election, which is now obvious that I won big, making it an even more corrupted embarrassment for the USA. @DNI_Ratcliffe @SecPompeo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2020
“I would echo what Secretary Pompeo has said and Marco Rubio has said: all indications point to Russia. Matter of Fact, FireEye, one of the nation’s top cybersecurity companies who got hacked, they also indicted Russia,” said Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“This attack also shows when a nation state brings their best tools to the table. It’s very tough for any government agency or company for that matter to keep them out,” Warner added.
NEW: “All indications point to Russia,” Sen. Mark Warner tells @GStephanopoulos when asked if there’s any doubt that Russia was behind the U.S. government cyberattack as President Trump downplays Russia’s role. https://t.co/TxeHM6RqIU pic.twitter.com/EhAHvPDKF7
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 20, 2020
Warner also stressed that only non-classified networks had been breached.
“This is extraordinarily serious, and when the President of the United States, either tries to deflect or is not willing to call out the adversary as we make this attribution, he is not making our country safer,” he added.