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‘I know a lot about hacking’: Trump says he knows more than the CIA about Russian cyber warfare

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President-elect Donald Trump once again cast doubt on Russia’s role in hacking the Democratic National Committee on Saturday evening, and he said that his own expertise in cyber security lead him to be skeptical of the FBI and CIA’s conclusions.

“I know a lot about hacking,” said Trump, per the New York Times. “And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.”

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While Trump doesn’t have a computer science degree and has never worked as a cyber security professional, he seems to think he knows enough about the topic to challenge the expert opinions of America’s own intelligence agencies.

“I just want them to be sure because it’s a pretty serious charge,” said Trump. “If you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong… So I want them to be sure. I think it’s unfair if they don’t know.”

Of course, Trump in the past has not been afraid to level baseless charges against political opponents without offering any evidence to back it up. Among other things, the president-elect has said that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a forgery, and has also falsely claimed that “thousands” of American Muslims in New Jersey publicly celebrated the September 11 terrorist attacks.


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Deputy gets called out after sporting ‘extremist’ symbols at Black Lives Matter protest – and then gets put on leave

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A California sheriff's deputy who was working the scene of a protest is under investigation for wearing a patch with symbols depicting what the Orange County Sheriff's Office describes as "extremist groups."

Image that surfaced online this Wednesday show a deputy wearing a patch with the symbols of the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters, which are known to be right-wing anti-government militias, Voice of OC reports.

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Secretary of the Army reminds soldiers that they swore an oath to uphold the Constitution — all of it

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The secretary of the U.S. Army was forced to come out and remind soldiers that even if they're called up supplement police forces in cities around the U.S. that they still must abide by their oath to uphold the Constitution.

In a Twitter statement Thursday, Ryan McCarthy posted a video of himself speaking to troops saying that peaceful protests are fine and that the soldiers are there to "protect that ideal."

"Every Soldier and Department of the Army Civilian swears an oath to support and defend the Constitution. That includes the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances," he said in the tweet.

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Lindsey Graham lashes out at Mattis for criticizing Trump — and suggests he’s been duped by the ‘liberal media’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Thursday lashed out at Gen. James Mattis, President Donald Trump's former Defense secretary.

Writing an op-ed in The Atlantic on Wednesday, Mattis highlighted the president's tendency toward fascism and authoritarianism. It prompted Graham to tell the general he doesn't know what he's talking about.

"To General Mattis, I think you're missing something here, my friend. You're missing the fact that the liberal media has taken every event in the last three-and-a-half years and laid it at the president's feet," Graham said on Fox News, according to Axios.

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