US President Donald Trump admitted for the first time in an interview with The Washington Post that the US carried out a secret cyber attack against Russia in 2018, specifically against the Russian Investigative Organization Internet (IRA). THE IRA accused by the US of facilitating interference in both presidential elections elections of 2016 as well as in the US midterm elections in 2018.
Trump said during the interview that in 2016, the then US President Barack Ομπάμα, he knew before the election that something strange was happening in Russia. Or they may have told him. However, he did not mention anything. And the reason he didn't say anything was because he didn't want to touch on it because he thought Hillary Clinton was winning the election after reading fake polls.
Trump has claimed that, unlike his predecessor, he acted on the basis of information the United States had about its election campaign. Ρωσίας, launching the cyber attack. In December 2016, Obama announced sanctions against Russia and expelled some Russian diplomats in retaliation for Russia's interference in the US presidential election. The US President stressed that no one has been tougher on Russia than he is.
The Washington Post reported in October 2018 that a cyberattack had taken place. The operation against the company, which is funded by an oligarch close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was carried out in order to avoid any interference in the US midterm elections, the newspaper reports. Mark Thyssen, the columnist Trump interviewed, said senior U.S. officials had confirmed that the "strike" had taken place and was effective, "quoting the IRA. offline"
In addition, Trump said in the interview that the cyber attack was part of a larger one policy to deal with Russia. Trump appeared to confirm that the US had carried out a cyber attack on a Russian entity during the 2018 midterm elections, in an interview with Fox News in June 2019. Also, an administration official confirmed to CNN in October 2018 that the administration American army had begun targeting Russians agents who seemed to be trying to influence the 2018 midterm elections, combined with government services.