Senate intelligence panel to probe Russia hacking

  1. ... the panel will investigate allegations Russia used cyber attacks to influence the U.S. presidential election, including any links between Russia and the political campaigns.

    The committee plans to interview senior officials of both the Trump and Obama administrations and may issue subpoenas to compel testimony, the panel's Republican chairman, Richard Burr, and its top Democrat, Mark Warner, said in a statement...
    Senate intelligence panel to probe Russia hacking
    | Reuters
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  3. by   herring_RN
    Russian Hackers Gained ‘Limited’ Access to R.N.C., Comey Says
    The director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, told lawmakers at a Senate hearing on Tuesday that Russian hackers had penetrated the Republican National Committee’s computer records, but he called it a “limited penetration of old R.N.C.” computer systems that were “no longer in use.”...

    ... An aide in Mr. Graham’s office said the hacking of the email server in question occurred in June. The Graham campaign was using the server to send news clips and campaign releases, the aide said.
    In an unclassified report released on Friday, the intelligence community reported that the Russians had attacked “Republican-affiliated” organizations but that they had chosen not to make any of that data public. The report made no specific reference to the Republican National Committee.....
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/u...pgtype=article
  4. by   BCgradnurse
    I love how those who went bananas over Benghazi and Hillary's emails are so quiet now.
  5. by   azhiker96
    Whether the Russians helped or not, Wikileaks merely helped the Democrats deliver on the transparency they have promised.

    I do think hacking is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. One big problem is when our government is given a pass for its snooping. That comes from both sides of the aisle. Privacy only counts for the elite.

    Reminds me of a line from Animal Farm. "All animals are equal. Just some are more equal than others."
  6. by   Lil Nel
    Quote from azhiker96
    Whether the Russians helped or not, Wikileaks merely helped the Democrats deliver on the transparency they have promised.

    I do think hacking is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. One big problem is when our government is given a pass for its snooping. That comes from both sides of the aisle. Privacy only counts for the elite.

    Let us remember what precipitated snooping by the US government. It was 9/11. It was the Patriot Act, a notion supported by both Democrats and Republicans that allowed the snooping because Americans were scared after 9/11.

    Anybody who thinks that Russia is our friend or can be trusted is a fool. Their interests are not our interests.



    Reminds me of a line from Animal Farm. "All animals are equal. Just some are more equal than others."
    I think hacking proves that no one has any expectation of privacy. No matter who they are.
  7. by   SC_RNDude
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I love how those who went bananas over Benghazi and Hillary's emails are so quiet now.
    I'm missing how this is similar to Benghazi, or to Hilliary setting up her own server, or to Hilliary deleting her emails.
  8. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    I'm missing how this is similar to Benghazi, or to Hilliary setting up her own server, or to Hilliary deleting her emails.
    It isn't really similar as this is a bona fide actual international scandal which pits the patriots against the faketriots in Dumbtrumpistan.

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