Friday, January 6, 2017

McCain will hold Senate hearings on the issue of cyber attacks from Russia

January 6, 2017 (UKRINFORM) The head of the Senate Committee of U.S. armed forces John McCain announced the holding of hearings on the cyber threats from the Russian Federation.
In the first days of the new, the 115th session of the U.S. Congress, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on armed forces John McCain will hold a hearing with the participation of top executives of American intelligence, who will relate mainly to the cyber threat from Russia. This was reported by the influential us publication Politico.
The Chairman of the Committee on armed services of the Senate John McCain has appointed Thursday the hearing on cyber threats, where the focus is the problem of hacking on the part of Russia in an election year”, – quotes the edition a source informed with the planning of the work of the Senate Committee.

The head of the Senate Committee of U.S. armed forces John McCain 

It was envisaged that the hearings will be held with the participation of the Director of national intelligence James Klepper, the commander of the NSA Admiral Michael Rogers and Deputy Secretary of defense for intelligence Marcel Lettre. About these days to be held the intelligence briefing to the President-elect of the USA Donald trump on the same issues, drew attention to the publication.

The Obama administration this week expanded sanctions against Russia in response to interference in the electronic system of political institutions of the United States during the election. In addition, the U.S. government declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats and stopped the work of two institutions located in the diplomatic property of Russia in the United States.