'Vlad Has Been Very Bad': Gutfeld Reacts to Russian Hacks During Election
"Vlad has been very bad," Greg Gutfeld said of Russian President Vladimir Putin, in light of US intelligence officials pointing to Russia as the source of cyber attacks during the 2016 election.
However, Gutfeld noted the relative ease at which Russia was allegedly able to hack Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's email: His password was password.
"This may be the greatest achievement in espionage history," he said, "But it makes you wonder how secure Podesta's other sensitive material is," joking that he possibly writes his pin number on the back of his debit card and keeps his spare house key in a flowerpot.
Regarding WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who told Sean Hannity that Russia was not the source of the information his group published, Gutfeld remarked how Republicans were applauding his work less than a decade after criticizing him for publishing US government information.
"It's confusing to see righties who wanted to see Assange hang now wanting to hang with him," he said.
To deter such cyber attacks, Gutfeld said, the United States must treat each breach as a military attack and respond in kind:
"That way the trigger is never pulled," he said, "You hit our power grid... we nuke you... Prevention through fear."
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