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Russians Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

These statements given by Johnson in testimony for the House Intelligence Committee illustrated issues the Obama administration faced during the last election cycle, which were not announced publicly until October.Russian Federation has repeatedly denied responsibility for any cyber attacks during the US presidential election. “Why didn’t they stop them?”Mueller was on Capitol Hill Wednesday to discuss his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.Trump has decried the investigations as witch hunts and has rejected the assessment by USA intelligence agencies that Russia’s hacking and disinformation campaign was meant to aid his candidacy.The former chair of the Democratic National Committee said Wednesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation never contacted her after Russian hackers breached the DNC’s computer networks prior to last year’s presidential race.40 minutes later, clearly having still been thinking about it, Trump posted another tweet, claiming – again, falsely – Russia’s interference in the election is “all a big Dem HOAX!”. Noting that Russia’s overall goal was to shake confidence in the United States’ ability to have an election, Earnest said it would have been “irresponsible” for the administration to have taken more active public steps expressing worry about Russia’s actions.Russian hackers targeted 21 USA states’ election systems in the 2016 presidential race, a U.S. official told Congress on Wednesday, but a former official testified that a video of Donald Trump bragging of sexual conquests distracted attention from Washington’s warnings.However, “In Illinois, more than 90% of the almost 90,000 records stolen by Russian state actors contained drivers license numbers, and a quarter contained the last four digits of voters’ Social Security numbers”, according to Ken Menzel, general counsel of the Illinois State Board of Elections, the piece said.Trump also asked why the Obama administration “didn’t stop” Russian Federation if it found the nation to be meddling in the 2016 election.”One of the candidates, as you’ll recall, was predicting that the election was going to be rigged in some way”. “I think, regardless, President Trump has made it clear we have to protect the integrity of our electoral system”.The investigation has shadowed Mr Trump from the outset, though he has denied any ties to Russian Federation or knowledge of any campaign co-ordination with Moscow.”Former Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson is latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump & Russia”, the president tweeted.Johnson groused that there are “so many people out there who call themselves journalists, who can say virtually anything without fact checking” and then there are “a whole lot of people who rely on that information”.Similarly, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is looking into Russian interference, told CNN last month that there is still no evidence of any collusion.