Jeh Johnson testimony proves no collusion with Russian Federation

"This left the Federal Bureau of Investigation no choice but to rely upon a third party for information".

Last week, The Washington Post published a report claiming Mueller is now looking into whether the president tried to interfere with the FBI's investigation.

Jeanette Manfra, the department's acting deputy undersecretary of cybersecurity, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Dianne Feinstein of California, said it was an introductory meeting aimed at working to ensure the congressional investigations don't conflict with the one led by Mueller.

Johnson described the steps he took once he learned of the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, his fears about an attack on the election itself and his rationale for designating USA election systems, including polling places and voter registration databases, as critical infrastructure in early January, two weeks before Donald Trump's inauguration. He's urging lawmakers to grapple with the problem and to shield a pillar of American democracy.

Johnson served as DHS secretary from December 2013 to January 2017. As a result, some 122 local election offices received phishing emails.

"I don't know for sure except that DHS did indicate in a teleconference that all the states that were attacked had been notified", Haas said. "Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public".

"Former Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson is latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump & Russia", the president wrote on Twitter Thursday morning.

Johnson said they also had to consider the implications of declassifying such sensitive information.

Johnson was asked by Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy whether he had seen evidence of collusion or coordination between Trump and associates and Russian Federation while he was still in office. Johnson says he not aware of any information beyond what's been reported publicly and what the US intelligence community has gathered.

Johnson said at a House Intelligence Committee hearing that the extent of Russian hacking into computer files at the Democratic party headquarters in Washington and attempts to infiltrate state election records went significantly beyond past Russian efforts to influence US elections.

Comey also said that there was no doubt that Russian Federation was behind the hack. The answer, to the best of my recollection, was not reassuring.

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According to the report, the Russian effort included email hacks on the campaign of Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic National Committee.

Johnson is testifying before the House intelligence committee.

He noted that James Clapper, then the director of national intelligence, in October released a statement about Russian interference that went largely ignored. He says they didn't want to compromise sources and methods of intelligence collection.

"[The FBI] had gotten the information from the private party that they needed to understand the intrusion by the spring of 2016", Comey said. Trump tweeted at 9:22 a.m. Thursday.

Johnson says, "A statement might be seen as challenging the integrity of the process itself".

Samuel Liles, another senior DHS cyber official, likened states targeted or scanned to a thief walking by homes to scout for weaknesses, and breaches to breaking through a front door. "It's about trying to make excuses for why Democrats lost and the president ... has been pretty clear on where he stands with that".

Homeland Security officials said Russians appeared to target voter registration data. Humboldt County reportedly used the same software a year ago, prompting California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to send a scathing letter to the NSA asking why the state had not been informed earlier.

The House Intelligence Committee, controlled by the Republican majority, called Johnson to testify about the Russians' hacking and the US response.

Trump acknowledged on Friday he was under investigation in the probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 race and possible collusion by his campaign, and seemed to assail the Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry.

U.S. President Donald Trump is questioning why his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, and his administration didn't block Russian Federation from meddling in last year's presidential election.

While the Russian interference in the 2016 campaign has been known for months, it was the first time USA officials have said how many states' electoral systems were targeted. He also said it backed up that announcement with ongoing warnings and a concerted campaign to engage states to seek cybersecurity assistance from the department to safeguard their systems.

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