DNI Coats Calls for 'National Cry' to Resist Ongoing Russian Campaign Ops

DNI Coats Calls for 'National Cry' to Resist Ongoing Russian Campaign Ops

DNI Coats Calls for 'National Cry' to Resist Ongoing Russian Campaign Ops

During Tuesday's hearing, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said the U.S.is "under attack" from foreign adversaries like China, which has been seeking to gain a foothold in space and penetrate US institutions through cyber warfare.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a Senate intelligence committee hearing on Tuesday about global threats facing the United States.

Coats also spoke about threats from China, Russia and Iran but singled out North Korea as the "most volatile and confrontational" in terms of weapons of mass destruction in the coming year.

At the same time, Coats said he expects that "North Korea will continue to use cyber operations to raise funds, launch attacks and gather intelligence against the United States".

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Russian Federation is likely to increase its attempts to influence the American electoral process after it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, USA intelligence agencies said Tuesday.

President Donald Trump is facing sharp criticism for failing to act decisively to head off potential attempts by Russian Federation to interfere in the upcoming USA midterm elections.

Burr closed the hearing with an update on the committee's own Russian Federation investigation, promising to deliver a report and an open hearing on election security before this spring's primaries ahead of the November midterm elections. We are not going to allow some Russian to tell us how to vote, how we ought to run our country.

Sen. Mark Warner, Va., the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, put the blame squarely on the president. She stated that she did not believe they had interfered with the election results, but she said that they had gained access.

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Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, said Russia's interference is ongoing.

Republicans, meanwhile, focused more on other issues during the worldwide threats hearing, like China.

While former intelligence agency chiefs of the Obama administration asserted previous year that Moscow aimed to give Donald Trump an edge of Hillary Clinton in the election, several lawmakers, analysts, intelligence sources and foreign diplomats have argued the Kremlin's actual goal was to create disruption on both sides of the American political spectrum to undermine the American public's faith in democracy.

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"I would just say, as we said publicly, that we had grave concerns about that memo's release", he said. "I need to know, what actions do I need to take to make my systems secure against any cyber threat?" He said the more transparency the government can provide to the American people that this is a real threat that is going to happen, the better.

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