China continues to be the focus of a number of major stories including spies, the Bidens and possibly even a major cyberattack, according to President Trump. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged that the recent cyberattack affecting multiple U.S. government agencies and companies would likely circle back to Russia, while Trump believes it was China.
In a pair of subsequent tweets, Trump wrote, “The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality. I have been fully briefed and everything is well under control. 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!). 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.”
SolarWinds is the company at the center of the cyberattack, with their clients including Cisco, Microsoft and VMware all indicating this week that they had been impacted. The U.S. Energy Department, Commerce Department and possibly even the Treasury Department were also breached in the attack.
SolarWinds has acknowledged the attack but so far has not assigned blame to a specific country. In a regulatory filing on Thursday the company said, “While security professionals and other experts have attributed the attack to an outside nation-state, we have not independently verified the identity of the attacker.”
Between reports of Hunter Biden selling U.S. influence to China, stories of spies successfully infiltrating U.S. government officials, and China experts openly discussing how happy they are to have their good friend Joe Biden back in office, it sure looks like China is the much bigger issue than Russia.
Whether they played a role in the cyberattack remains unclear, but President Trump is raising the communist country’s red flag as the cyberattack culprit.