Former FBI Director’s Testimony Adds to Broader Picture of Russian Cyber Activity
Former FBI Director James Comey trickled out new details during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about what the FBI knew and when regarding Russia’s alleged cyber intrusions. We’ve rounded up the details.
The majority of Comey’s testimony focused on his interaction with President Donald Trump, who fired him on May 9. Comey contends he was dismissed for not pulling back on the Russia investigation, which Trump has characterized as a waste of taxpayer money and “fake news.”
Here’s a roundup of key points related to Russian cyber activity.
No Doubt on Russia
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), chairman of the committee, asked Comey if he had any doubt that Russia tried to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Comey said, “None.” Burr went on to ask if Comey had any doubt if Russia attacked the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Again, Comey said, “None.”