US Intel Chiefs Warn Russia Intending To Meddle In Midterm Elections

14 February, 2018, 19:56 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • US intelligence chiefs also said North Korea’s nuclear program poses a potential ‘existential threat’ to the country and that the time is nearing for Washington to respond to that danger. Above CIA director Mike Pompeo

"If someone is attacking you and there's no retribution or response, it is going to incentivize more contacts", he said. The officials also warned about the possibility that Russian Federation would look to interfere in the 2018 election cycle.

DNI Director Coats says to expect to see North Korea press ahead with more missile tests in 2018.

Democrats are expected to ask whether Wray, who in December defended his agency's independence and integrity before the House Judiciary Committee, is still confident that his agents are acting in an impartial manner in the Russian Federation probe.

Mattis agreed previous year that the greatest threat to national security is the federal debt.

- Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) skewered Trump for not addressing the threat Russian hackers pose to future US elections.

These new types of nuclear weapons will introduce new risks for escalation of dynamics and security in the region, Coats said, reflecting on the risks involved in developing such types of nuclear weapons.

"The Republic at Risk", a joint project from Stand Up Ideas and Protect Democracy, warned that "guarantee ing the integrity of our elections, and ensuring that the American people have confidence in our electoral system, are paramount to repairing our political system".

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Cotton asked the assembled intelligence chiefs to raise their hands if they would use and phones or other devices from Huawei and ZTE, or recommend that ordinary Americans do so. They took advantage, a sophisticated advantage of social media. "People who could do anything else with their careers but have chosen to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, because they believe in serving others". But Mr. Pompeo said that the president has made clear that the C.I.A. has "an obligation, from the foreign intelligence perspective, to do everything we can to make sure there's a deep and thorough understanding of every threat, including threats from Russia."Russia appears eager to spread information - real and fake - that deepens political divisions. The 2018 USA midterm elections are a potential target for Russian influence operations", 2018's global threat assessment stated, AP reported".

Coats added there is "no doubt" Russian Federation views its past efforts in targeting the US through cyber and social media campaigns as "successful".

When the panel was asked by Sen. Ron Wyden about his knowledge of allegations of domestic abuse carried out by former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, creating security clearance issues at the White House.

The FBI received more information in February and passed it along, Wray said.

FBI Director Christopher Ray said he had notice more "forward leaning" engagement with the private sector. But he did not say that Trump has specifically directed the agency to prevent Russian interference.

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that Russian Federation believes it did so well trying to influence the 2016 presidential election that it will try to do so again as hundreds of politicians contest for House and Senate seats throughout the year. He said that the regime has stated it does not "intend to negotiate nuclear weapons away" which they deem critical to its security. James Risch (R., Idaho) said the threat of North Korea is "at our doorstep".

Coats expressed concern that North Korean decision-making is heavily centered on Kim. He also advised that "we should not be misled" by recent events in the Olympics.


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