Skip to comments.DOJ likely to issue public report on foreign election interference in July
Posted on 06/12/2018 8:17:14 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
The Department of Justice is likely to issue a public report on foreign efforts to interfere in U.S. elections and how to combat them next month, a top official told lawmakers on Tuesday.
The report will represent the first public product of the departments effort to study foreign government efforts to meddle in elections, nearly four months after Attorney General Jeff Sessions set up a task force to assess the threat landscape.
Adam Hickey, the deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Departments national security division, told senators Tuesday that the task force would submit a report on election interference efforts to Sessions at the end of June. After that, he said he anticipates that the department would issue a public version of the document.
I anticipate then the department will issue a public report in mid-July, Hickey told the Senate Judiciary Committee. I expect that report will provide additional insight into how the department intends to apply longstanding principles and policies in the sensitive context of foreign influence operations. Hickey provided few further details on what either report would contain.
Sessions convened a cyber-digital task force in February, as the administration faced criticism from Democrats to do more to address future foreign interference following Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 vote.
Hickey stressed Tuesday that election security is a "priority" of Sessions as attorney general.
Sessions broadly directed the task force to study a range of malicious cyber activity, including efforts to interfere in elections, efforts to interfere with U.S. critical infrastructure, data theft, and the use of the internet to spread violent ideologies.
Hickey appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for a hearing examining federal law enforcement efforts to combat election interference.
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That's actually their narrative.
Like openly encouraging people who are not citizens to vote?
Time to cut out the cancer.
Are they going to report on Obama’s interference in foreign elections too?
I guess we have to rely on Snowden to tell us about that.
Justice pot calling kettle black—embarrassing.
Maybe we could extradite George Soros to Malaysia. This guy clearly like to get U.S. Citizenship and is more fradulent that that retired auto worker they sent back to Germany a few years ago because he lied about his Nazi past.
I presume it will include foreign interference by China, Ukraine, Saudi and Gulf States, and our “ Five Eyes” contract spies working for Brennan Warner McCain and others
And yet the vaunted IG report is still nowhere to be found. Go figure.
They need to keep the focus on the faux allegations of Trump/Russia collusion in an effort to distract attention from the president’s actual accomplishments.
Who could have foreseen that President Trump would not only have to battle the DNC and the Obama undercover seditionists, but his own Attorney General and Department of Justice as well?
Jeff Sessions could have retired with respect as an elder statesman.
Now his legacy will be that of a mole sent in to hinder and damage the Trump presidency.
How about an investigation and DOJ report on voting irregularities via “home grown” voter fraud conceived and practiced by Liberals for decades??
how about domestic interference in our elections?
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