MSNBC: The White House Blames Congress for Lapses in Cybersecurity

‘If you talk to the White House about this issue, they will point to the cyber security summit that they held earlier this year’

RUSH TRANSCRIPT:

TODD: "We've got a cyber issue. Some of it is terrorism related, some of it is about hacking, some is about infrastructure, but there seems to be something here that's missing as far as the federal government is concerned." 
JANSING: "Yeah, and if you talk to the White House about this issue, they will point to the cyber security summit that they held earlier this year in the silicon valley. They say that this is something that the White House and that the president in particular has been doing a big push on. That there's a working relationship between those experts in the private sector and the federal government. But, you know, you have a bill that gets put forward both, you know, pushed by the White House, pushed by members of Congress, and you can't get basic things accomplished. And so it's going to be interesting to hear what we're able to get from the briefing today. But there's no doubt about it. When you look at the three things that you're talking about today that happened and you look at the economic impact, it becomes an even bigger question about what does that do to people's sense of security, people's own sense of here we are in a recovering economy still and does it make people -- how much more nervous does it make it. What does it do to spending. The ripple effects have yet to be seen and I'll leave that to the CNBC folks. But certainly is something that you have to raise and be concerned about if you're the president of the United States and you're trying to keep the economy moving."

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