Friday, August 03, 2018
Split between Trump and his own intelligence chiefs seems unprecedented, as Russia menaces power grid
Trump called for investigations of Russian meddling to end, and soon Trump’s own national security chiefs were pushing back at POTUS, as in the CBSN video here.
CNN has been particularly vociferous in noting that intelligence chiefs don’t know what happened in the meeting between Trump and Putin in Helsinki.
And intelligence chiefs also sound skittish on how much of a handle Trump has on North Korea. Some experts think Trump may abandon the idea of denuclearizing Kim Jong Un.
But most alarming are increasing reports that Russians have gotten past air-gaps and have placed even more malware in our power grid components, or other infrastructure, even as the possibility of manipulation of voter rolls seems like the biggest hacking threat.