Head of the NSA says President Trump has not told him to confront Russian cyber threats February 27, 2018
US Cyber Command chief Adm. Mike Rogers before lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday
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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Why exactly is it that President Trump has been and continues to be such an apologist for, and so solicitous of Russia?. What in the world is going on there?
That’s what millions of Americans have been asking themselves for months on end.
Could it be the head of this country’s National Security Agency is scratching his head and asking the same questions?
US Cyber Command chief Adm. Mike Rogers told lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that he has not been granted the authority by President Donald Trump to disrupt Russian election hacking operations where they originate.
“They (the Russians) have not paid a price that is sufficient to change their behavior,” he added.
Rogers was asked pointedly by Democratic Sen. Jack Reed if he has been directed by the President, through the defense secretary, to confront Russian cyber operators and Rogers said “no I have not." He added it was fair to say "we have not opted to engage in some of the same behaviors we are seeing" with regards to Russia.”