Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) warned that the massive Russian hack against the United States was a virtual declaration of war and that Trump was completely compromised.
🚨BREAKING: Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) describes Moscow’s alleged hack against US government agencies – including the Pentagon, DHS and the Treasury – as “practically a declaration of war by Russia on the United States.” Adds that the Trump administration is “completely compromised”. pic.twitter.com/ea8V9FlKq4
– John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) December 16, 2020
Durbin said on CNN, “Let’s get it on the line here. We need an honest restart on US-Russia relations. We cannot be friends with Vladimir Putin and get him to carry out this type of cyberattack on America at the same time. This is practically a declaration of war by Russia on the United States and we should take it seriously. “
Senator Durbin continued that Trump is completely compromised: “On the one hand, we knew what the Russians have been doing over the past four years and how they are completely jeopardizing America’s security and what this means for our privacy. and the president with his arm around Vladimir Putin’s shoulders like to call him his best friend, so we can’t have this dichotomy between politics and reality. “
It is clear that the nation is only just beginning to scratch the surface of the damage Trump has done to both individual and national security by allowing Putin to run wild for the past four years. Senator Durbin was right. Trump is compromised.
One of the first things the Biden administration must do is secure America again by turning against Russia and not leaving Putin’s aggression against the United States unpunished.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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