Trump Backs Away From US-Russia ‘Cyber Security Unit’ He Floated

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit at the G20 Summit, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Hamburg. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Donald Trump on Sunday morning revealed that he discussed forming a “Cyber Security unit” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but under 24 hours later Trump walked back that suggestion.

Trump mentioned the unit in a tweetstorm about his conversation with Putin at the G20 summit and Russian election hacking.

Trump’s proposal for a partnership with Russia on cyber security drew criticism from lawmakers¬†on both sides of the aisle on Sunday. The President then stated that the cyber unit “can’t” happen Sunday night.

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