Senate Intel Chief Richard Burr Warns of Future Russian Attacks on U.S. Elections
The Senate Intelligence Committee held a press conference on Wednesday in order to warn political operatives to remain vigilant as Russian intelligence agencies are likely to continue to interfere with American elections.
Committee chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) led the announcement by saying that their inquiry has “expanded slightly” though there is no definite conclusion in sight yet. Burr said the committee has determined that the firing of former FBI director James Comey is outside of their jurisdiction, and he also said that there was more work to be done to figure out whether anyone in President Trump’s orbit colluded with the Russians last year.
“There are concerns that we continue to pursue. Collusion, the committee continues to look into all evidence to see if there was any hint of collusion,” said Burr. “What I will confirm is that the Russian intelligence service is determined, clever, and I recommend that every campaign and every election official take this very seriously as we move into this November’s election, and as we move into preparation for the 2018 election.”
Committee vice-chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) offered similar remarks by stating that Russian activity in the American political system might have continued well beyond Election Day. Warner emphasized the need for “an organized, whole-of-government approach” to address further meddling, and he also said the committee is working with social media entities to deal with foreign efforts to spread false information throughout the internet.
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