US will ‘use the full force of the law’ on WikiLeaks’ latest episode of CIA’s hacking and spying secrets

US will 'use the full force of the law' on WikiLeaks' latest episode of CIA’s hacking and spying secrets

US Vice President Pence has said the Trump administration will “use the full force of the law” to go after those involved in WikiLeaks’ latest episode after the whistleblower website released thousands of documents that reveal the CIA’s hacking and spying secrets.

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“Trafficking in national security information, as is alleged WikiLeaks has done here, is a very serious offense,” Pence said during an interview on Thursday. “It represents a compromise of the security of the American people.”

In addition, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denounced the CIA over its “devastating incompetence” for failing to protect its hacking secrets.
On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published nearly 9,000 documents it said were part of a huge trove leaked from the CIA.

“This president and this administration will take that very seriously and use the full force of the law and resources of the United States to hold all of those to account that were involved,” he added.

“If proven to be true and confirmed publicly, I can assure you that no resource will be spared in holding those [to] account that have leaked information that could well constitute a compromise of methods and a compromise of national security,” he added.

Meanwhile, the White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump believes that the CIA’s systems are outdated.

“He believes that the systems at the CIA are outdated and need to be updated,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.

In addition, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denounced the CIA over its “devastating incompetence” for failing to protect its hacking secrets.

On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published nearly 9,000 documents it said were part of a huge trove leaked from the CIA.

The explosive documents exposed by WikiLeaks showed that hackers of the US intelligence apparatus can turn a TV into a listening device, bypass popular encryption apps, and possibly control one’s car.

They also revealed that the agency has routinely used techniques that enable its hackers to disguise themselves as hacking groups based in Russia and other countries.

Michael RichardMikePence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer and the 48th Vice President of the United States. He previously served as the 50th Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017.

Born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, Pence graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before entering private practice. After losing two bids for a U.S. congressional seat in 1988 and 1990, he became a conservative radio and television talk show host from 1994 to 1999. Pence was elected to the United States Congress in 2000 and represented Indiana’s 2nd congressional district and Indiana’s 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. He served as the chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2009 to 2011. Pence positioned himself as a principled ideologue and supporter of the Tea Party movement, noting he was “a Christian, aconservative, and a Republican, in that order.”

Upon becoming Governor of Indiana in January 2013, Pence initiated the largest tax cut in Indiana’s history, pushed for more funding for education initiatives, and continued to increase the state’s budget surplus. Pence signed bills intended to restrict abortions, including one that prohibited abortions if the reason for the procedure was the fetus’s race, gender, or disability. Pence stirred several high-profile controversies, including with his signature of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, for which he encountered fierce resistance from moderate members of his party, the business community, and LGBT advocates. He later signed an additional bill acting as an amendment intended to protect LGBT people.

On November 8, 2016, Pence was elected as Vice President, after he dropped out of his gubernatorial re-election campaign in July to become the vice presidential running mate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who went on to win the presidential election.

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