Outgoing President Donald Trump finally acknowledged the cyberattack against our government, only to try framing China as the perpetrator instead of Russia despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeo making it clear that Russia is the culprit.

The Russian cyberattack infiltrated several federal agencies, including the Pentagon, Treasury, Commerce, and Energy departments, along with the agency that oversees America’s nuclear weapons stockpile.

Even Pompeo admitted Russia’s involvement in a statement during an interview.

“This was a very significant effort,” Pompeo said. “I think it’s the case that now we can say pretty clearly that it was the Russians that engaged in this activity. We’re still unpacking precisely what it is, and I’m sure some of it will remain classified. But suffice it to say, there was a significant effort to use a piece of third-party software to essentially embed code inside of U.S. government systems and, it now appears, the systems of private companies and governments across the world, as well.”

The cyberattack against our country is a serious breach of national security and should result in swift retaliation against Russia, but Trump not only downplayed the severity of the hack on Twitter, he tried to pin the blame on China and use it as yet another excuse to attack the election results.

So now Trump is claiming that the cyberattack could also have somehow hit voting machines even though there’s no evidence of election interference and former Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Chris Krebs made it clear that this election was secure.

What’s also clear is that Russia perpetrated this cyberattack against our country, yet Trump is still defending Russia and trying to frame another nation for it. This is yet another demonstration that Trump is nothing more than Putin’s puppet and has been for four years.

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