Last Sunday’s morning talk show circuit saw some old wounds opened during a Twitter haggle between TV One host Roland Martin and CNN’s Jake Tapper. After Martin hit Tapper for stating President Donald Trump made a “false claim” rather than using the word “lie” during an interview with Treasure Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the State of the Union host tweeted out that he wasn’t in the mood to be lectured on journalism by the TV One star, especially considering that Martin has never given a “full accounting” on how questions from a 2016 Democratic town hall made their way into the Clinton campaign’s email box.Now, this led to a tweetstorm from Martin in which he tossed a whole bunch of stuff at the wall, but never actually answered Tapper’s question. Instead, he said he addressed it already while demanding answers from the CNN host for a list of other grievances he had with the network. In the end, he told Tapper to go see what … [Read more...] about Are Roland Martin and Donna Brazile Getting Off Easy On Their CNN/TV One Town Hall Scandal?
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In the midst of all the chaos this week, not to mention significant gun control legislation coming to a head yesterday, one particularly important story has gone largely under the radar. The House of Representatives today voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act, a controversial cybersecurity law which would encourage private businesses (i.e. Facebook) to share information about potential cyber threats with the U.S. government. Advocates argued it’s important to bolster America’s cyber defenses, opponents warned it would be too big of a privacy invasion, and one member of Congress actually invoked the Boston bombings early today to push for its passage.The White House has made its concerns clear over the lack of privacy protections in the law, and on Tuesday threatened to veto the legislation. One amendment proposed today by Democrat Alan Grayson would have required police to obtain a warrant before searching any online databases, but … [Read more...] about House Passes Cybersecurity Law, GOP Rep Invokes Boston Bombing To Push For Passage
On Monday morning, President Trump decided to have a few laughs at the expense of the Democratic National Committee during a technology and cybersecurity summit at the White House, according to Fox News.During the meeting, which included Silicon Valley heavyweights like Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, CEO of the internet firm Akamai, Tom Leighton, touted the fact that his company protects many government websites from attackers, including WhiteHouse.gov.President Trump took advantage of the opening and decided to take a shot at the DNC and their now infamous email hack during the 2016 presidential election cycle.“The DNC could have used you”, the President interjected, eliciting a few laughs from the crowd.U.S. intelligence agencies and a slew of democrats have blamed the email theft on Russian hackers who allegedly gave the emails to WikiLeaks.It is unlikely that many anti-Trump folks will find the joke as funny as Mr. … [Read more...] about Trump Mocks Dems, Tells Cybersecurity Exec ‘DNC Could’ve Used You’
Rudy Giuliani, who in his later years has mastered the art of accidentally saying things he should have kept to himself, indicated at the G20 summit in Germany that the U.S. has “taken action” against those responsible for interfering in the U.S. election — but it just hasn’t been announced yet.According to Business Insider, the former New York mayor, who is now an informal cybersecurity adviser to President Donald Trump, “defended the administration Thursday when confronted at an Atlantic Council forum in Warsaw about the White House’s perceived disinterest in punishing Moscow for its election meddling.”When asked by a former Obama official why the new administration has been reluctant to take action against Russia for its meddling in the U.S. election, Giuliani “somewhat cryptically” referenced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent comments “that ‘of course one never knows’ who is behind a hack and … [Read more...] about Rudy Giuliani Suggests U.S. Has Already ‘Taken Action’ Against Cyberattackers
Susan Rice said that there were not enough minorities in high-ranking positions and too many elite white men.“Minorities still make up less than 20 percent of our senior diplomats, less than 15 percent of senior military officers and senior intelligence officials,” Rice said according to prepared remarks released by the White House. ” Too often, our national security workforce has been what former Florida Senator Bob Graham called ‘white, male, and Yale.’”Rice argued that “a diverse national security workforce enables us to unlock all of our nation’s talent. There are some 320 million people in the United States. Nearly 40 percent are minorities, and an increasing number of them are earning college and graduate degrees.”She continued that the State Department and defense agencies would be better served by a diversity of life experiences. “Groups comprised of different people tend to question one another’s … [Read more...] about Susan Rice: U.S. Security Agencies Have Too Many White Males
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comWell, it looks like former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will have a role with the incoming Trump Administration after all.After being brushed aside for Secretary of State and it being announced that he would not have an official White House or Cabinet position, Giuliani was tapped today to share his “expertise and insight as a trusted friend” in the field of cybersecurity.Giuliani runs a security consulting firm, which was highlighted in the official statement released by the transition team.Mr. Giuliani was asked to initiate this process because of his long and very successful government career in law enforcement and his now sixteen years of work providing security solutions in the private sector. Mr. Giuliani is the chairman of the global cyber security practice at Greenberg Traurig and the Chairman and CEO of Giuliani Partners, an international security consulting firm.There were few details provided in the statement about … [Read more...] about Trump Transition Team Taps Rudy Giuliani to Head Up Cybersecurity Efforts