Skip to comments.The "Russian Hacking" Story Changes Again
Posted on 01/05/2017 8:24:43 AM PST by Rockitz
Today at 9:30 am, senior U.S. intelligence officials face questions at a Senate hearing that will be dominated by the intelligence community's assessment that Russia meddled in the presidential election to help Donald Trump win. Participating will be James R. Clapper, Jr., Director Of National Intelligence. Marcel J. Lettre II, Under Secretary Of Defense For Intelligence and Admiral Michael S. Rogers, USN, Commander, United States Cyber Command.
The Armed Services Committee's cyber threats hearing on Thursday comes a day before the president-elect is to be briefed by the CIA and FBI directors along with the director of national intelligence on the investigation into Russia's alleged hacking efforts. Trump has been deeply critical of their findings, even appearing to back controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's contention that Russia did not provide him with hacked Democratic emails.
The committee's session is the first in a series aimed at investigating purported Russian cyber-attacks against U.S. interests and developing defenses sturdy enough to blunt future intrusions. "We will obviously be talking about the hacking, but the main thing is the whole issue of cybersecurity," the committee's Republican chairman, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, said ahead of the hearing. "Right now we have no policy, no strategy to counter cyberattacks."
More importantly, however, the hearing comes hours after Reuters reported overnight that U.S. intelligence agencies obtained what they considered to be conclusive evidence after the November election that Russia provided hacked material from the Democratic National Committee to WikiLeaks. However, in the latest change of the narrative, this time the allegation is that Russia provided the hacked data through a third party, three U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
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“Right now we have no policy, no strategy to counter cyberattacks.”
That is an admission of gross incompetence by Arizona’s favorite war criminal.
I do notice the Democrats are taking this opportunity to wrap themselves in the flag.
Time to get this off my chest.
I did it.
I’ll call the FBI and wait outside. :)
Of course when they find out I have ZERO knowledge of how to “hack”, they might just send me to psych ward.
You mean Jill Stein’s shakedown....I mean, recount, didn’t uncover any hacking??
The story will keep changing until the Democrats get the lie like they want it.
If the “main stream media “ did even a minimal job, the dems would be laughed out of office.
China and Russia have hacked Pentagon, State, OMB computers. Not one ambassador sent home, not one word from the president. No hearings. No big deal.
Steal Podesta’s password, and they are talking “act of war”.
Umm maybe no policy but the Fem and the phone dude sure wreaked havoc with the NSA, IRS and others. Worked really good for you leftist pukes you sad Mcman-tool.
Actually, Jill Stein did expose election rigging in Detroit, and they shut down her recount that very same day.
If Russians participated in exposing the rot of the democrat party - than SPASIBA ! from the American people.
And if there is more rot about the Republican Party- please share!
I keep hearing the echo of, You said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back. Because the Cold War has been over for 20 years.”
Incompetence does not describe this. Malice is more like it.
They want people to think of Trump as a Russian Puppet.
Can Americans trust any agency that armed al Qaeda?
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