The lights weren’t the only thing that went out at the White House on Tuesday.
Shortly before the lights in the Roosevelt Room unexpectedly dimmed during President Donald Trump’s televised statement about Russian interference in the 2016 election, the White House Management Office sent staffers an email acknowledging “intermittent internet connectivity outages.”
The White House tech team is “aware of the issue and is troubleshooting the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience,” read the email, which was obtained by POLITICO.
One White House official said the outage prompted jokes about Russian hacking among West Wing staffers dealing with the fallout of Trump’s news conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, where the U.S. president appeared to reject U.S. intelligence conclusions that the Kremlin attempted to influence the vote on Trump’s behalf.
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