Trump says cyberattack 'under control,' plays down Russian role

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Saturday downplayed a massive cyberattack on US government agencies, declaring it “under control” and undercutting the assessment by his own administration that Russia was to blame. “I have been fully briefed and everything is well under control,” Trump tweeted in his first public comments on the hack, adding that “Russia Russia Russia is the priority chant when anything happens” and suggesting without offering evidence that China “may” also be involved. Trump’s response was in sharp contradiction to comments a day earlier from Secretary of State Mi…

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