U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addresses a convention of state-Minister of foreign Affairs on Saturday in Philadelphia. Nielsen told the Assembly that there are no signs that Russia is aiming for in this year’s elections on the same “scale or scope” you aimed at the 2016 presidential elections.
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A day after a 12-Russian secret service officers to hack of E have been accused of allegedly-Mails during the 2016 election, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said there were no signs that the upcoming mid-term elections were attacked by Russia in the same way.
Nielsen made the comments Saturday while addressing a convention in Philadelphia for the States, secretaries of state.
While she said there was no suggestion that Russia was to interfere with the target, the elections of 2018, on the same “scale or scope,” as you promised, allegedly, in the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton’s campaign two years ago, the Federal government aid to state and local elections systems against cyber attacks.
Computer mouse pads with Safe-tuning-logo on them on a vendor table at a convention of state-Minister of foreign Affairs on Saturday in Philadelphia.
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THE RUSSIAN OFFICERS INDICTED FOR ALLEGEDLY HACKING CLINTON CAMPAIGN, THE DNC E-MAILS
She said that U.S. intelligence officials “continued to see end to sow Russian efforts with social media, likeable speaker, and the other fronts discord and disunity among the American people, if not necessarily focused on specific politicians or political campaigns.”
Their remarks came on the heels of an announcement from the Ministry of justice, a federal grand jury indictment against a number of Russian intel officers. A dozen members of the GRU, the Russian intelligence service, stand accused of hacking E-Mails from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic party in the election of 2016 cycle.
The charges, some Democrats urged-among them Sens. Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden — pressure on President Trump included meeting to withdraw from the much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The summit takes place in Helsinki on Monday.
MCCAIN SAYS THE HELSINKI-SUMMIT SHOULD “NOT MOVE FORWARD” UNLESS TRUMP TAKES A FIRM STAND AGAINST RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE
GOP sen. John McCain offered stern instructions of the President in the middle of the announced charges. The veteran Arizona lawmaker said on Friday that the meeting with Putin should not go, unless Trump is willing to Russia the responsibility for the election interference.
President Trump, you must be ready to confront #Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that it will pay a price for his constant aggression. When President Trump is not willing to, Putin is responsible, the #Helsinki summit should not forward. https://t.co/HRfmgKTk0e
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 13, 2018
“President Trump, you must be ready to confront #Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that it will pay a price for his constant aggression. When President Trump is not willing to, Putin is responsible, the #Helsinki summit should not move forward,” tweeted McCain.
Trump has previously, Putin instructed the refusals of the choice of interference and has said that he would like to get the two countries together.
Fox News, Alex Pappas, Brooke Singman, Paulina Dedaj and The Associated Press contributed to this report.