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What Trump’s Cybersecurity Flip-Flop Reveals

Days after announcing a cybersecurity agreement with Russia, the president declared it dead. Meanwhile, his government has taken no action to safeguard U.S. elections.
Source: Jim Lo Scalzo / Reuters

Donald Trump’s grand plan for a joint cybersecurity team with Russia ended even before it began.

On Friday, after his unexpectedly long meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, both sides said they were going to work together on cybersecurity issues.

“The two leaders … agreed to explore creating a framework around which the two countries can work together to better understand how to deal with these cyber threats, both in terms of how these tools are used to in interfere with the internal affairs of countries, but also how these tools are used to threaten infrastructure, how these tools are used from a terrorism standpoint as well,” Secretary of

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