The President of the United States has yet to address the largest cyberattack in the history of our country. On 12/17, at 3:29 PM EST, reporters Natasha Bertrand and Eric Wolff posted news of a nuclear weapons agency breach within that attack. That news was reported by Politico as an exclusive. Within minutes, news outlets around the globe shared the breaking story.
Hours later, at approximately 10:30 PM EST, the Twitter feed of President Donald J. Trump offered the following:
Not a word about the nuclear breach. In fact, not a word about the breach at all.
The New York Times weighed in earlier this morning with the following headline: "More Hacking Attacks Found, Officials Warn of Risk to U.S. Government." A link to the Times story can be found here.
The hackers have been widely reported to be affiliated with Russia.
Joe Biden responded: "A good defense isn’t enough. We need to disrupt and deter our adversaries from undertaking significant cyberattacks in the first place. I will not stand idly by in the face of cyberassaults on our nation.”
Trump has likewise issued no comment on Biden's words.
Donald Trump's controversial relationship with Vladimir Putin to a large degree led to his 12/18/2019 impeachment under articles pertaining to abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He was acquitted by the Senate on 2/5/2020. In June of 2020, The Washington Post reported intelligence of a Russian program that was allegedly intended to pay bounties to the Taliban and their associates for killing American soldiers in Afghanistan.
Trump said little, until questioned by Axios reporter Jonathan Swan who asked the president if the issue was raised during a July phone call with Putin.
"No," Trump replied. "That was a phone call to discuss other things, and frankly that's an issue that many people said was fake news."
The specific nature of the ties of Trump and Putin have been comprehensively theorized. Accusations on the left of real estate interests to larger-scale profiteering have been prevelent. The right has largely dismissed the suspicions.
Donald Trump, regardless of the reality, continues to remain silent on all matters regarding the Russian president. When pressed, Trump has stated his administration has been "tougher on Russia than any other administration in history." Though Russia has been variously sanctioned, there remains little to support Trump's contentions.
Today, the President of the United States continues to fight a losing battle against so-called "election fraud." 300,000+ Americans have now died in a pandemic, and Pfizer is in the midst of an issue regarding vaccine distribution. Leadership during this volatile period is pertinent but not present. Last evening, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow broke the story of the federal government asking Pfizer to hold back on its vaccine distribution to certain states.
The government's reasons have not yet been disclosed.
More U.S. citizens will die as they wait for treatment, perhaps analogous to questions of the extent of the U.S. government breach and stolen secrets.
In the midst of this and other dangerous matters, Trump's comments are reserved.
The United States is in the midst of a breach which has now been confirmed to include nuclear matters. Its leader remains quiet on the matter.
All appearances are the President of the United States has sold out to Russia.
Perhaps this was the plan all along.