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Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

Clinton has blamed the disclosure of the emails on a daily basis as one reason for her election loss to Trump, although Johnson said he had no idea about their importance in analyzing the outcome.

Warner said it was "stunning" intelligence officials appear to have not relayed information related to the election systems attacks in those 21 states.

Minutes later, Trump, tweeting about the DNC's server that was hacked and its contents turned over to Wikileaks, called Russia's intervention "all a big Dem scam and excuse for losing the election!"

He said he was frustrated DHS learned of the hack into the DNC late in the game and that the committee refused help because it was using a private cyber security firm.

Johnson says a lot of internal discussion and consideration preceded an October statement about the hacking from his department and the director of national intelligence. One last shot at me. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME also noted that no secretary of state has yet been given a security clearance to get classified information from the federal government.

Johnson said the U.S. It wasn't until after the election, that Johnson formally made the designation. According to Johnson's testimony, the administration had known months before in mid-August about Russian efforts to target state electoral systems.

"Not beyond what has been out there open-source", Johnson replied.

Johnson tells the panel that USA voting systems remain vulnerable to future cyberattacks.

Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee outright that the Russians failed to alter "ballots, ballot counts or reporting of election results". The Department of Homeland Security, with help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had offered to identify the intruders and fix the vulnerabilities in the DNC servers.




Homeland Security officials past and present warned Wednesday about the continued threat posed by Russian Federation to America's electoral system.

However, "In Illinois, more than 90% of the almost 90,000 records stolen by Russian state actors contained drivers license numbers, and a quarter contained the last four digits of voters' Social Security numbers", according to Ken Menzel, general counsel of the Illinois State Board of Elections, the piece said. "It's at the discretion of each state what they wish to disclose". They have no idea if it's Russian Federation or China or somebody.

A second DHS official, Acting Director of Undersecretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate Jeanette Manfra, backed up Liles' testimony. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat.

"And the President I think has been pretty clear on where he stands with that". "But I do not believe our country is made safer by holding this information back from the American public". "I have no interest in trying to embarrass any state, but we've seen this too long in cyber. people try to sweep this under the rug and assuming it will all go away". Trump has inconsistently said Russian Federation may or may not have been responsible for the hacking but has dismissed allegations that his associates colluded with Moscow as "fake news".

"I have not sat down and talked to him about that specifically", he said, unable to answer yet another question from the White House podium.

Priestap said the hackers successfully copied data from some states "to understand what it consisted of" and to plan future attacks.

"I can't really comment", Priestap said after a pause.

The top Democrat on the panel, Virignia Sen.

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