Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks

Priestap reiterated that he believes Russia's broader efforts - which included "information warfare" and dissemination of fake news stories - will continue in future elections.

The recent NSA report - written May 5 - detailed extensively a Russian intelligence-directed operation that targeted a company that provides voter registration software and, using information from that hack, later evolved into a "spearfishing" campaign against multiple state and local election officials.

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton brought up that Clinton could also be an unwitting agent for all her blaming of the election loss elsewhere, another comment Priestap said he would not comment on.

In his testimony, Johnson said he was "anxious to know whether or not our folks were in there".

"You're flying blind", he said. At least one United States voting software supplier was also attacked, according to the classified report.

Democratic congresswoman Jackie Speier asked Mr Johnson how he could be be confident that no votes were altered, to which the former official replied that he made this claim based upon what he knows. "Lawson, who is also the IN secretary of state, said that "IN spite of comments by DHS that they are rushing to establish their elections subsector [team], no Secretary of State is now authorized to receive classified threat information from our intelligence agencies". He said DHS does not engage in vote recounts and there are others who have that responsibility. They complained that Johnson's department failed to respond to questions and concerns they had about the designation before the change was made.

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Mr Liles told Congress DHS detected hacking activities last spring and summer and later received reports of cyber probing of election systems.

Officials in the testimony would not specify which states were targets, but acting deputy undersecretary Jeanette Manfra said the states affected are aware.

But, he said, Comey would not have opened a counterintelligence investigation on a mere hunch. He said at the national level, someone should take the mantle of cybersecurity on "full time" to highlight the cyber issue.

He said DHS, however, doesn't have the authority to fix the party committee's vulnerabilities if it doesn't want the help.

"Obviously, we've been dealing with a lot of other issues today".

Johnson said he was "not pleased" about Homeland Security's exclusion from the DNC's response. That comment, therefore, prevented the administration from going public about Russian Federation sooner, he suggested.

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Separately, acting FBI director Andrew McCabe told the House Appropriations Committee he is confident that Mueller is receiving the resources he needs for the investigation. He also details a largely failed effort to get elections system designated as critical government infrastructure - which would have given greater priority to states seeking help in possible cyberattacks. Johnson noted that 16 sectors were already considered critical infrastructure.

Johnson, who served in a Democratic administration, said his interest in helping the DNC was "definitely a nonpartisan interest", and that he wishes that the DNC would have allowed DHS to "help them patch their vulnerabilities".

American intelligence agencies concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the US election through a series of hacks and a misinformation campaign.

The former DHS secretary says the key question for the president and Congress is what will be done to protect the USA democracy from the threat of cyberattacks in the future.

While the Trump administration has continued in Obama's cybersecurity footsteps, Daniel said, "The election assistance commission should be beefed up and given a mandate to help the states".

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