Intel chief: Russian Federation expected to target U.S. midterms with hacking

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

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

Wray's account of events contradicts the account provided by the White House, which described the FBI's investigation of Porter as "ongoing".

Coats and the other officials also warned of cyber threats from a multitude of sources.

Much of the Committee session focused on the topic of Russian meddling in USA elections and cyber threats posed by Russian agencies and related organizations, however many Senators at the meeting also expressed concern over China's activities across the globe. "It is the finest group of professionals and public servants I could hope to work for, and every day, many times a day, I'm confronted with unbelievable examples of integrity, professionalism and grit", Wray said.

It's worth taking a moment to remember the extent of what Russian Federation did during the 2016 election - even if the president denies it happened. Susan Collins (R-ME) on Tuesday, Pompeo said the media outlets had fallen for a story that was not true.

He said he's been "gratified" by the response he's received from companies when trying to educate them, but noted the bigger challenge is innovation - smaller start up companies with less sophisticated measures to prevent cyberattacks.

Senators say they want to lay a foundation publicly for more work by Congress and in the states because the problem is here to stay.

"Any elections that are coming up, we need to assume there might be interference with that, particularly from the Russians", said Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence. "Persistent and disruptive cyber operations will continue against the United States and our European allies, using elections as opportunities to undermine democracy, sow discord and undermine our values".

The nation's top intelligence officials say the U.S.is seeing signs of Russian meddling in upcoming midterm elections.

Three of the nation's top intelligence officials say the US has seen Russian activity aimed at meddling in the upcoming midterm elections.

When asked by Sen. In claiming that the bureau had not concluded its inquiry into Porter's past, the White House "has sought to shift the focus away from its handling of domestic-abuse allegations against Mr". "Several agencies that have equities in this are working together to try to integrate that process".

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday that he believes the growing, trillion-dollar national debt represents a "dire threat to our economic and national security". He said that the regime has stated it does not "intend to negotiate nuclear weapons away" which they deem critical to its security.

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea have brought an unexpected thaw, with North Korean athletes joining their southern brethren and the sister of Mr Kim making an unprecedented visit to Seoul, where she met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and extended an invitation for Mr Moon to visit Pyongyang.

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