Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

Aaron Brown
June 27, 2017

The former secretary outlined a timeline of steps he took to alert election officials of a threat, saying that state-level officials were notified in August and that public statements were made that month, as well as in September, and twice in October.

Here are the key takeaways from the hearings.

Those alterations were discovered and fixed but Time doesn't say when that investigation took place.

"That is a fact, plain and simple", he added.

Also testifying at the committee was Bill Priestap, assistant director of the FBI's counterintelligence division. He said since Russian Federation lost its standing after the fall of the Soviet Union, Moscow and Putin have been on a mission to restore it, primarily by weakening the USA and its allies through "information warfare".

"[Russia] is a career offender with a history of cyberattacks against our country", said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) "We weren't surprised Russian Federation was doing this to us, they always do it to us so what more could we have done before the election?"

- The Congressional Black Caucus was invited to the White House, but the group said it would not accept the invitation passing because Trump and his administration have, in its view, ignored the caucus and enacted policies that will hurt black communities.

Officials in the testimony would not specify which states were targets, but acting deputy undersecretary Jeanette Manfra said the states affected are aware.

The state's optical scan system lets Oklahoma quickly count ballots but also verify them through the state's paper ballots if needed, said Sen. It has been previously reported that Arizona and IL did have voter-related data accessed by hackers.

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Officials declined to specify which states were targeted, CNN reports.

On June 21, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. "This left the Federal Bureau of Investigation no choice but to rely upon a third party for information".

Her statements were the first public confirmation of the scale of foreign interference in the U.S. presidential election.

The records, contained in state and local databases, included sensitive data such as partial Social Security numbers, the report said.

US elections are highly decentralized. He could not have cared less whether our election computers are secure or not.

"I'm not going to argue with you, sir", Johnson answered. He described proof of concept examples - instances carried out in academic settings that have not been conducted during real elections.

Warner responded back: "We were told earlier that that's not the case". "These capabilities are certainly within reach for America's enemies". Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the penalties were created to "maintain pressure on Russian Federation to work toward a diplomatic solution".

"I have no doubt, I just can't and don't know the scale and aggressiveness, whether they will repeat that, if it will be less or it will be more".

"Certainly it's good news that the attempts in 2016 did not change the results of the elections".

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