President Trump said Tuesday the hacking of the Democratic National Committee stands out as a “good example” of the need for effective cyber security measures throughout private industry and the federal government.
“The Democratic National Committee was hacked successfully, very successfully, and terribly successfully,” Mr. Trump told reporters during a White House meeting with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has been tapped by the president as an informal adviser on cybersecurity.
Mr. Trump had been expected to sign an executive order to review and beef up the government’s cyber security efforts, but the White House canceled the signing without explanation. The meeting with Mr. Giuliani was billed as a “listening session.”
U.S. intelligence agencies said Russian operatives hacked the DNC records to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign last year. Mr. Trump has said he accepts the conclusion that Moscow was responsible, but didn’t mention Russia in his remarks Tuesday.
The president said