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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:13 AM

Schiff: CIA Learned of Russian Hackers Targeting Senate Candidates From Conference

Source: Daily Beast

ASPEN, Colorado—CIA officials learned about a Russian hacking attempt targeting Senate candidates only when Microsoft publicly revealed the effort at a national security conference, according to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. Schiff said he and his contacts in the National Security Agency (NSA) learned of the attempt at the same time.

Schiff made the comment in an interview at the Aspen Security Forum with NBC’s Kristen Welker, after she asked how confident he was in the U.S. government’s ability to deter future election interference.

“I’m not particularly confident,” he said. “I think back a year ago to this conference, when one of the representatives of Microsoft was on a panel and revealed that two or three Senate campaigns had been the target of spear-phishing attempts by an actor that appeared to be the same Fancy Bear actor, the same Russian GRU unit, that brought us the intervention in the 2016 election. Well, that was the first time I was hearing that. That should not be the first time the Intelligence chair is hearing that. And I went back to D.C. and I talked to my contacts at NSA and CIA and I said, ‘Did you know this?’ And they did not. And I said, ‘This should not be the first time you’re hearing this.’ And that told me as a matter of quality control that something is broken here. Either it didn’t get communicated to the right place by Microsoft or it did and it was stovepiped, or whatever. But we need to find out what happened.”

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Schiff learned of the targeting from Tom Burt, Microsoft’s vice president of customer security and trust. Burt made the comment at the Aspen security forum in 2018, and did not name the campaigns the Russians had targeted. The Daily Beast later revealed that one target was then-Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat in a tight race. McCaskill went on to lose her re-election.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/rep-adam-schiff-cia-learned-of-russian-hackers-targeting-senate-candidates-from-conference

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Reply Schiff: CIA Learned of Russian Hackers Targeting Senate Candidates From Conference (Original post)
UpInArms Jul 21 OP
Botany Jul 21 #1
TryLogic Jul 21 #5
Botany Jul 21 #6
CrispyQ Jul 22 #10
Farmer-Rick Jul 21 #2
mpcamb Jul 21 #3
Farmer-Rick Jul 21 #4
rockfordfile Jul 21 #7
BigmanPigman Jul 21 #8
Maxheader Jul 21 #9

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:53 AM

1. "McCaskill went on to lose her re-election."

McConnell knows that Russia has been and still is targeting our nation but
still he blocks anything to stop them and for election security too. He knows
he is very unpopular in his home state of KY but he also knows the system is
rigged and will always win re-election.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:25 PM

5. McConnell is so damn corrupt, I can smell him 1000 miles away.

Please Kentucky, do something for the nation and for democracy. Dump the guy!

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Response to TryLogic (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:35 PM

6. It would have to be an overwhelming landslide to get rid of the turtle.

KY's voting is very dirty. The 2015 Governor's race waster the top dirty.

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Response to TryLogic (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:09 AM

10. I loathe McConnell most of all. -nt

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:11 AM

2. Wow, is the US little Russia now?

The tactics the GOP uses fit hand in glove with the tactics used by Russian spies. The GOP has gained most, if not all, their power in a concerted effort with little man Putin.

As an officer in the Navy during the cold war, I am appalled and horrified. The GOP is a traitorous organization being funded by our own American Capitalist Kings and admitted enemies of our democracy. Their hate of our democratic principles is astounding.

Gates is so comfortable with Russian spies interfering in our elections that the information is nonchalantly spilled out in gossipy conferences and good old boy meetings by his underlings.

Capitalism even buys off patriotism.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:20 AM

3. If we're gonna throw people out of our country, how 'bout a few Russians?

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:23 AM

4. Yeah, exactly....especially the Russian spies and traitors

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 03:50 PM

7. Really? not surprised. The Russians with the un-American gop made the FBI and CIA look like idiots

I think some in the FBI are complicit. It doesn't go that far and deep without some help.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:48 PM

8. Oh Shit!!!!!!!!!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:59 PM

9. Scary...



I don't trust americun anti hackers to do the job...

Wonder if the orange haired idiot is giving put-put prefered candidates to go after..?...

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