Top DHS official says Russian hackers infiltrated U.S. voter systems in 2016


Five of those said they were not attacked.

Senators raised concerns on reauthorizing DHS because jurisdiction over the department and its 22 agencies is divided among numerous congressional committees and subcommittees.

Manfra said there's "no doubt" that the Russian government was behind the hacks. And while Manfra clarified that no voter registration rolls were altered by the intruders, that's pretty far from reassuring, particularly given that we about to have another one of these elections in nine months-and that some states apparently haven't done much since to solve the problem (s).

"2016 was a wake-up call and now it's incumbent upon states and the Feds to do something about it before our democracy is attacked again", Johnson said.

USA intelligence official Jeanette Manfra told NBC News her department saw a small number of states where Moscow was "successfully" able to hack voters systems, despite there being no evidence that registration rolls were altered in anyway.

Manfra's comments come as lawmakers scramble to protect state election systems ahead of this year's midterm elections. It detailed how hackers connected to Russian military intelligence had attempted to breach U.S. voting systems days before the election.

The fear is that if hackers can get into the voter registration rolls, they can remove voters, causing chaos on election day and potentially swinging elections. The systems targeted were not involved in vote tallying. "There's pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled".

Special counsel Robert Mueller, meanwhile, is looking into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russians.

Bush has been vocal about his worries about the current climate of the United States, and he said that foreign interference should not be tolerated.

The liberal media continues to prove that its more about shaping events than reporting on events, which explains why President Donald Trump's "fake news" characterization resonates so well with the American people.

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