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Trump Believes Outdated CIA Computer Systems Need to Be Updated

Sputnik News

21:23 09.03.2017(updated 22:54 09.03.2017)

US President Donald Trump believes that the computer systems of the CIA are outdated and should be updated, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – President Donald Trump has acknowledged that the computer systems at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are outdated and should be modernized, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Thursday.

"He [Trump] believes that the systems of the CIA are outdated," Spicer stated. "The situation technology-wise at the CIA, the President acknowledged, needs to be updates."

Spicer noted that Trump will discuss issues of national security with CIA Director Mike Pompeo later this afternoon.

Earlier on Thursday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the CIA of "devastating incompetence" for keeping all the documents in one place. He contended that WikiLeaks shared information on CIA hacking methods with technology manufacturers so they could repair vulnerabilities.

The CIA refused to authenticate intelligence documents published by WikiLeaks but stressed in a statement that those types of disclosures jeopardize US officials and provide tools to the country's main adversaries.


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