Senator says Russian Federation aimed 'propaganda on steroids' at United States elections


Watts cited three examples when Trump claimed his campaign was wiretapped and his statements that "election is rigged" and "voter fraud" is rampant.

"Senator Rubio, in my opinion, you anecdotally suffered from these measures".

"In July of 2016, shortly after I announced I would seek reelection to the United States Senate, former members of my presidential campaign team, who had access to the information of my presidential campaign, were targeted by IP addresses with an unknown location within Russia", Rubio said, . House Speaker Paul Ryan also was targeted by internet hackers recently, said Clint Watts of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. It happened after he had already dropped out of the presidential race and chose to seek re-election to the Senate.

The top Democrat on the House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, told reporters the chamber's investigation into Russian meddling in USA elections needs to go forward despite whatever obstacles it may face.

He said Rubio was one of those candidates.

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They also are part of the House and Senate committee investigations into contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russians.

Thursday marked the panel's first open hearings into the investigation about potential Kremlin efforts on behalf of Trump. The Russian cyberattack, however, most clearly targeted Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.

He said committee staff members have been provided with an "unprecedented amount" of documents, including some that, up until now, have been shared only with the so-called Gang of Eight - the Republican and Democratic leaders of both the House and Senate and the four leaders of the intelligence committees, plus their staff directors. "Part of the reason active measures have worked in this US election is because the commander-in-chief has used Russian active measures, at times, against his opponents". "They have our information" and could use it later for political purposes.

Roy Godson, professor of Government at Georgetown University, told the panel the Russians have built up "skilled, experienced, and tenacious teams at home in their government and quasi-government agencies" and that they "maintain and develop both an overt and covert apparatus of well-trained personnel" to carry out their manipulation efforts.

"They will be relying on all tools in their toolkit". Afterwards, he said Bush and Graham also were targeted in the same way.

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The second travel ban whose restrictions included immigration from six Muslim majority states has been stopped by a federal court. Kushner was also the latest Trump associate to be swept up into the ongoing probe into contacts with Russian officials.

When asked if the president himself is under investigation, Ryan said, "I won't speak for the FBI, but I've never seen any suggestion or any evidence that that's the case".

"Once, Reagan, while discussing, I think, taxes, told the Americans: 'Read my lips: 'No!'".

There is now no formal definition of what types of cyberattacks warrant a military response.

Richard Burr, North Carolina's senior senator and a Republican, must have sat "bolt upright" this week when a commentator for the MSNBC network mentioned him in the same context with the late Sen. When you look at the pictures, it looks like an American from the Midwest or the South or Wisconsin or whatever the location is."Virginia Democratic Sen".

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