Philly Congressman to Fight Trump’s ‘Cyber-Security’ Plan

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A congressman from Northeast Philadelphia said he would propose legislation later this week to prevent a proposal by President Donald Trump to form “an impenetrable cyber security unit” with Russia.

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, a Democrat who returned Saturday night from a trip to Hamburg, Germany, for the G-20 Summit, said in a statement that he offer a bill to prevent the president’s proposal, which Trump mentioned in a series of tweets Sunday morning.

Trump also returned Saturday evening from Hamburg.

Boyle said in a statement that when he returned to Capitol Hill this week, he would submit a bill to “prohibit the United States from participating in any type joint working group with Russia on cybersecurity efforts.”

The House is off Monday, but reconvenes several committees starting Tuesday.

“Hiring Mr. Putin to protect our electoral process is like a group of homeowners hiring a security guard to protect them after that individual has broken into their homes,” Boyle said in the statement.

The second-term congressman wasn’t the only one to issue strongly-worded metaphors about such a deal between the United States and Russia in light of the strong statements American intelligence agencies have made about Russia’s hacking efforts in the 2016 presidential election.

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