Trump downplays Russia in first comments about cyberattack

President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a massive hacking attack on the U.S. government Saturday and deflected blame from Russia. After refusing for days to comment on the hack, Trump claimed it was being hyped “far greater” by the media “than in actuality.” He also suggested Russia was not really to blame, directly contradicting American intelligence and even Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens,” Trump tweeted. Trump floated the possibility that China could be behind the hack, tweeting: “It may be China. (it may!)” Trum…

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