The White House is using Russian made technology to conceal communications between Trump and Putin according to a Russian state owned defense company.
#Russia's state media reports that the President's residence at the White House has a direct hotline to Moscow, utilizing exclusively Russian-made encryption equipment. The U.S.-Russia hotline was established in 1963, in the wake of the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis. ©️ pic.twitter.com/bEygDHOSya
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) August 23, 2018
According to Rawstory:
Rostec claims its Avtomatika unit, which specializes in encryption and secure communications, supplies the White House with technology that allows Trump and Putin to communicate privately.
An unidentified Rostec representative told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency that U.S. experts tested and recommended the Russian-made encryption equipment.
“In all its years of existence, the direct line uses only Russian-made equipment,” the unnamed representative said, but offered no additional details.
The questions that Americans should be asking is what is this story doing coming out now?
Nothing comes out of Russian State media without both Putin’s permission and express purpose. Putin would have to know that this is sure to cause Trump tremendous problems if questions start getting asked about how often Trump is privately communicating with Putin. Is Putin unhappy with Trump?
A better question might be, has Putin decided that the “Trump Experiment” has run its course and is now doing things to ensure that Trump is out of office as soon as possible, so as to take the heat off of other Republicans, who – if you haven’t noticed – are also dropping like flies.
This is one of the more intriguing stories I have seen in a while.