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Why did Russia interfere in the election of 2016?
FBN’s Kennedy describes why Russia is experimenting in the election of 2016-and how America should deal with the problem.
Top Senate Intelligence Committee lawmakers on Tuesday urged Russia to “relentless” in your attempt, you in the 2016 US elections and warned that state election officials to strengthen security networks against future Cyber-attacks before the midterm elections in November.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N. C., and Virginia sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the panel, a preview of some of the Committee’s recommendations for the improvement of the nation’s electoral infrastructure in a two-party press conference.
“We have a couple of standards,” Burr.
Among other things, the Committee recommended that Congress “urgent-pass” legislation to increase the support of the States and creating a voluntary grant program. It is also recommended that Washington “clearly communicated” that the attacks on the elections are hostile and “react accordingly.”
The recommendations also include the creation of a voluntary state election security grant program, and calls upon States to “quickly replace outdated and vulnerable voting systems.”
“At a minimum, each machine bought to go forward with a voter-verified paper trail, and no WiFi capability” the draft of the summary specified.
The press conference took place shortly after the White house, President Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed win on his last re-election. The victory lifted turned up some eyebrows after video of what appeared to be people stuffing ballot boxes.
At Tuesday’s press conference, both Republicans and Democrats were United in their conviction that Russia is trying to influence the US elections.
“The Russians were adamant to interfere in their efforts,” Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters.
Russian agents targeted selection of systems in 21 States before the 2016 General election, the Department of Homeland Security has said, separated, and launched a social media blitz has in anti social tensions and sowing confusion.
Top U.S. intelligence officials have said they have seen indications of Russian agents in the preparation of a new round of election plans this year.
DHS took almost a year to inform the States concerned of hacking attempts to lay the blame in part, to a lack of security. Lawmakers in both parties have pressed on the Department, why it has taken so long.
“One of the most frustrating things is to inform that in the aftermath of the hack, the Department of Homeland Security, the almost nine months took nine months, the top choice of officials whose States and systems have been messed up,” Warner said.
On Wednesday, the lawmakers are scheduled to hold a lengthy public hearing views of attempted hacks on state election systems in the year 2016 and the Federal and state response to these efforts.
The Committee has prepared a major report on the subject, of what the Russian interference in the election of 2016 might be some reports from the Committee of inquiry.
A total of, say, was done by the experts too little, to the coast to vulnerabilities in 10,000 U.S.-tuning of the countries, which are mostly outdated and insecure technology.
However, there is no evidence that a burglary in the November election in 2016, affected the election results, but the attempts of frightened, state election officials who tried to respond, as their systems were potentially compromised.
Warner has said, he thinks, to prevent the process, such as the hacking of more robust needs to be, especially since Trump doesn’t have the matter addressed as an urgent problem.
“We have cross-party agreement that we have something on this,” Warner said earlier this year.
The Senate intelligence panel has coordinated off any assessments of whether Trump – 2016-campaign in any way with Russia. Although this is a part of the panel’s investigation, Burr and Warner, focus on less controversial issues, in which all members agree.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.