Obama plans cyber attack on Russia
The CIA is said to have been amassing reams of information about Putin’s nefarious activities.
Vice President Joe Biden told “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd on Friday that “we’re sending a message” to Putin and that “it will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact.”
When asked if the American public will know a message was sent, the vice president replied, “Hope not.”
Retired Admiral James Stavridis told NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden that the U.S. should attack Russia’s ability to censor its internal internet traffic and expose the financial dealings of Putin and his associates.
“It’s well known that there’s great deal of offshore money moved outside of Russia from oligarchs,” he said. “It would be very embarrassing if that was revealed, and that would be a proportional response to what we’ve seen” in Russia’s alleged hacks and leaks targeting U.S. public opinion.
“If you publicly accuse someone, and don’t follow it up with a responsive action, that may weaken the credible threat of your response capability.” Sean Kanuck, former US Intelligence analyst for Russian capabilities
“We know that blaming everything on Russia has already turned into some sort of sport.” Dmitry Preskov, Putin Spokesman in 2015 after the White House was hacked