Fourth Volume of Report in 2016 Russian Hacking Endorses IC’s Conclusions

In a report that largely vindicates the Intelligence Community’s (IC) assessment of the 2016 election, a Senate committee continues with its investigation of Russian hacking with a heavily redacted fourth volume. The Republican-led committee rebuts the President’s assertions the IC was wrong and biased.   The Senate Intelligence Committee has released the fourth of five … Continue reading Fourth Volume of Report in 2016 Russian Hacking Endorses IC’s Conclusions

House Passes FISA Reauthorization; Senate To Vote Today

Last week, the House passed the “USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020” (H.R. 6172) by a 278-136 vote, a bill to reauthorize three expiring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) provisions used by the National Security Agency (NSA) primarily to conduct surveillance: the business records exception, roving wiretaps, and the “lone wolf” provision. However, the Senate … Continue reading House Passes FISA Reauthorization; Senate To Vote Today

Second Volume of Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Election Interference, Part III

Recently, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the second of five planned volumes detailing its findings and recommendations arising from Russia’s actions during the 2016 U.S. election. The committee made a number of recommendations with this preface: This challenge requires an integrated approach that brings together the public and private sectors. This approach must be rooted … Continue reading Second Volume of Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Election Interference, Part III

Second Volume of Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Election Interference, Part II

As noted in the previous post, recently, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the second of five planned volumes detailing its findings and recommendations arising from Russia’s actions during the 2016 U.S. election.In “The Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate On Russian Active Measures Campaigns And Interference In the 2016 U.S. Election: … Continue reading Second Volume of Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Election Interference, Part II

Second Volume of Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Election Interference, Part I

Recently, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the second of five planned volumes detailing its findings and recommendations arising from Russia’s actions during the 2016 U.S. election. Notably, the Senate Intelligence Committee broke with the Intelligence Community’s finding that Russian efforts were mostly aimed against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; rather the Committee found the … Continue reading Second Volume of Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Election Interference, Part I