The White House refused to publish a statement about Russia’s involvement in hacker attacks

Officials in the White House planned to release a statement on the afternoon of December 18, in which Russia was called the “protagonist” of a new cyberattack on the US government, but at the last moment were instructed to cancel the publication of the document.

Reported by the Associated Press, citing anonymous sources. For what reason and by whom the statement was stopped, the agency does not specify.

Nevertheless, on December 18, an interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was published on the website of the US Department of State, in which he was the first from the American administration to announce Russia’s involvement in the cyber attack.

Following him, the current US President Donald Trump spoke about the incident. He called the media reports of the cyberattack overblown and suggested that China, not Russia, was behind it.

On December 14,  it became known that the US authorities were subjected to a large-scale cyber attack through the software of the SolarWinds company. Sources for The Washington Post  said that the Cozy Bear group (also known as APT29), which is associated with the FSB, is behind the attack.

According  to Bloomberg, at least 200 organizations worldwide were attacked. SolarWinds’ software with malicious code integrated into it was received by 18 thousand of the company’s customers.

(C)MEDUZA 2020

25 comments

  • We should not fall for the game RuSSia OR China. BOTH are hostile towards us, and both should be treated the same way until they stop their unfriendly criminal behavior.

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    • Agreed. But we shouldn’t blame China for things they didn’t do.

      I am happy in januari, the arssegivery is likely to stop.

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      • January

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      • Ah. So you know more than the US government. Bert says China didn’t do it, so it is true. You are just like Trump, the stinky lefty version of course. Provide evidence China did not do it. They recently attacked Australian servers of the government. Bashing RuSSia is essential, but sparing China is suicide.

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        • Euhm, most media, and the U.S. intelligence agencies have briefed Congress on the hack and who did it.

          Also, Mike Pompeo, the foreign minister says it is Russia. He is part of the government.

          Facts have nothing to do with being leftists or rightist, this is completely irrelevant. I don’t know more than the American government, I follow the news and listen to what they say.

          It is only Trump that is first of all downplaying the attack, and sowing confusion by once again blaming China. Yes, I trust Pompeo, Rubio and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, that are all saying it is Russia, more than a random tweet by Trump, complaining that Russia is always being blamed. Well news fact: it is Russia that is causing most problems. It is Russia that puts bounties on the lives on American soldiers in Afghanistan (on which Trump remained completely silent, as usual).

          But once again, you prefer to believe the man that openly said “I believe Putin”, when the American Intelligence Service told him the exact opposite.

          I am not like Trump, I believe the American institutions, and most reputable media. Not a random tweet of which the pro-Russian slime is almost dripping of, and which completely undermines the public trust in American intelligence agencies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mike Pompeo, and both parties in Congress.

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          • “I am not like Trump, I believe the American institutions, and most reputable media. Not a random tweet of which the pro-Russian slime is almost dripping of, and which completely undermines the public trust in American intelligence agencies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mike Pompeo, and both parties in Congress.”

            Be careful, not long before RSM will call you a hater of America as he always do when you are presenting facts 😉

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          • I don’t believe anybody. I analyze the situation, check out who would benefit the most, and make my own conclusions. I do not rely on politicians or the media. Of course you are free to believe whatever pleases you. But remember, the first victim in a war is the truth.

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              You don’t rely on the media? How exactly would you have found out about the hack then? Why do you even go to this website, that solely relies on articles from the media?

              And it is not just the media, the entire government minus Trump says the very same thing. And you apparently. It is quite strange that someone that often been called “anti-American” trusts the American institutions more than those that the self-proclaimed patriots.

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              • This website does not rely on the media, it discusses media publications from various sources.

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                • So you are basically saying it is completely dependent on the media?

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                  • It is completely independent from the media. It picks some publications that can be discussed. We depend on our intellectual well educated commenters (except for Berts) to try to filter out the truth (if any is present) from articles and discuss them with idiots like you.

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                    • It is completely dependent. What would we discus without the media? You puking or having corona for the sixth time?

                      Of course I try Google for topics and I see what is written on various websites. All except for RT and Trump’s Twitter account, explicitely state that the Russians did it.

                      And so do government institutions, such as the department of state. You think you know more than literally all media and the entire government (except for one orange guy)?

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                    • No. I’m just a lunatic, an idiot, cleaning toilets. Never mind Bert. Go slow on the weed. 😉

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                  • The media – mainstream and not-so-mainstream – serve as foundations for our comments on here. We often crosscheck the info and we often write our own opinions. Not a few articles are contradicted by us, in part or wholly, based on info from other sources and/or from our own experiences and/or from knowledgable people whom we know.

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            • Good point Mike, its true. Some people, especially the anarchist left believe what they want to believe and stand behind the anarchist, immoral model that the end justifies the means.

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      • Correction, the real arsegivery will begin in January. There is proof (remember when that was important?) that Beijing Joe received money from China and Russia. After a very diligent last 5 years there is NO proof that Trump was working with either. There, now you can consider yourself informed. Now in the future, be a good boy and try to use proof and facts on this website.

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        • What proof? And there is no proof that Trump didn’t work with Russia (it is not quite what Mueller said), and on China there is no investigation.

          The Mueller report extensively reports on ties between pro-Russian persons in his campaign team, and ties with Russia. That there is no collusion, is explicitly not the conclusion of the report. It literally said the report did not exonerate him from having committed a crime.

          Volume I is full of ties between Trump’s team and the Russian government, and concludes that “Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was illegal and occurred ‘in sweeping and systematic fashion’ but was welcomed by the Trump campaign as it was expected to benefit from such efforts”.

          And yes, Hunter Biden received money from an Ukrainian company. For anything else, there is no proof yet. And even if, Hunter Biden has no position within the government.

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          • There is tons of proof for those with open eyes and ears. The rest of it is under criminal investigation so the “proof” is not published yet. Also, the FBI wouldn’t be looking into it if there wasn’t any “proof” so there you go.

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            • What proof? Some vague screenshots of the NYP? The dozens of Fox News articles with the very same content?

              Oh and btw, you are changing subject once again

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              • Changing the subject? Uh, if you look above you asked, “What proof?” Then I answered your question. You are chasing your tail as usual. PROOF, the FBI is looking into a criminal investigation. Do you know what that means? They wouldn’t look if there wasn’t any “proof”. And, yes, many emails from Hunter’s laptop. I suppose you don’t call that proof, lol. There is also “proof” from Hunter’s business partners. I suppose you don’t call that proof either? Even when they are under oath with the FBI? You are probably the last knuckledragger that doesn’t think there’s proof but you keep holding that CNN line….You are about a year behind the rest of the world, lmao.

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  • I will be so glad when that idiot is gone.

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  • “He called the media reports of the cyberattack overblown and suggested that China, not Russia, was behind it.”
    I can understand Trump’s suspicion of the media but why does this orange guy ALWAYS cover-up for mafia land? In this respect, both mafia land and bat virus land are our enemies and should be treated as such.

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