Unlike the DNC, the Republican National Committee wasn’t hacked during the election because Trump appointed chairman Reince Priebus to install state of the art security measures.
Donald Trump is very concerned about widespread computer hacking and other security breaches, as he made clear during his first press conference as president-elect.
Trump candidly talked about what’s being called a “sting operation” which he ordered to ensure that his intelligence briefings weren’t being “leaked.”
You can watch the entire operation here, or read below for the pertinent comments:
The Daily Mail reports Trump’s remarks to the media yesterday about this incident:
“I have many meetings with intelligence. And every time I meet, people are reading about it,” Trump complained, possibly referencing reports on his classified briefings, which he has chosen not to receive daily. (…)
“What I did, is I said I won’t tell anyone. I’m going to have a meeting, and I won’t tell anybody about my meeting with intelligence,” Trump continued. (…)
“Nobody knew – not even Rhona, my executive assistant for years. She didn’t know – I didn’t tell her. Nobody knew,” Trump continued – drawing laughter from collected family members and staff.
What wasn’t so funny was that even after taking all these measures, “word got out that I had the meeting,” Trump complained.
“I don’t want that. It’s very unfair to the country.”
‘Who knows, it may be the intelligence agencies – which would be a tremendous blot of their record if they did that,’ Trump said, in just his latest shot at the intelligence community.
‘A thing like that should have never been written … and it certainly should never have been released,’ Trump continued.
So what’s going on? Are the so-called intelligence officials who meet with Trump the leakers? Are the meeting premises bugged and if so, by whom?
Maybe we need to discourage the media from relying on “anonymous sources” for these and other stories, because inevitably, that is how they are described.
That would also help reduce the “fake news” phenomenon, which, as witnessed yesterday after the BuzzFeed fiasco, is further imploding the media’s credibility.
Source: Daily Mail