On Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he “will be sending in the Feds for help” with Olympic security.
In a tweet on Monday, Trump accused the Russian government of using “sleazy hackers” to interfere in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“The @espionagewall is a Russian tool, it is a tool that was developed by the KGB,” Trump said.
“They hacked into the DNC, stole the DNC emails, and the Democrats leaked them to Wikileaks.
These are the same people that got us into a mess in the first place.”
In addition to Russian interference, the Trump administration has been scrutinizing Olympic security, including its Olympic security team.
On Friday, the Office of Government Ethics recommended that the Department of Homeland Security investigate the use of Olympic security during the Winter Games.
The OGE, a federal agency, also recommended that Trump appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation.
Trump’s criticism of Russia was the subject of a lengthy article in The Hill newspaper, which noted that Trump has been accused of using the Olympics to boost his presidential campaign.
“Russia, and not the Olympics, is a major motivating factor behind Mr. Trump,” the article read.
“For a president to use an Olympic event as a means of boosting his political fortunes is a new low for Mr. Putin and a disgrace for the United States,” it added.
Trump has dismissed concerns over the use by Russia of Olympic infrastructure and security, saying that “Russia has nothing to do with it.
It’s not their fault.”
But you can’t have a bad Olympics, and you can have a great Olympics, you know what I mean?” “
I don’t want them to be in any trouble, and they’re not.
But you can’t have a bad Olympics, and you can have a great Olympics, you know what I mean?”
The Trump administration was forced to apologize after the 2016 Olympics were canceled due to a coronavirus outbreak.
In response, the OGE recommended that DHS “reopen the Olympic Games from September 20, 2020, to February 18, 2021.”