Former Def Sec Carter: Teaming With Putin on Cyber Security Like Working With Guy ‘Who Robbed Your House’
Ash Carter says Putin’s cyber unit is like “the guy who robbed your house proposing a working group on burglary” https://t.co/tuBhJmzoW2
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) July 9, 2017
This morning, President Donald Trump unleashed a tweetstorm detailing his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In his Twitter remarks, the president stated that it was time to move forward from the topic of Russian election meddling and that we should work with Russia to bolster cyber security in the future.
During an appearance on State of the Union, former Defense Secretary Ash Carter was asked about Trump’s proposal to work with Putin on cyber defense.
And he expressed his belief that it was a very bad idea.
“I’ve seen all this going back to Russian — Soviet days. When confronted with something they’ve done wrong, they ask for US intelligence — old trick,” Carter stated, referencing reports that Putin asked for intelligence reports showing meddling.
He then told host Dana Bash that for Putin to propose a cyber security unit is akin to “the guy who robbed your house proposing a working group on burglary.”
“It is they who did this,” Carter added.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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