Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Comey, Reid Warn of Russian Election Tampering

I am surprised at this. The Russians are really trying to throw the election to Trump, even after having gotten caught. They are continuing.

The FBI has responded to recent concerns about U.S. voting systems' being targeted for cyberattacks as the presidential elections approach, saying it takes the threat "very, very seriously" and is working to "equip the rest of our government with options."

FBI Director James Comey addressed the issue while speaking to government and private-industry experts attending the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington, D.C.

"We take very seriously any effort by any actor," he said, "to influence the conduct of affairs in our country, whether that's an election or something else."

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., sent a letter to Comey [on August 27], expressing concern that "the threat of the Russian government tampering in our presidential election is more extensive than widely known and may include the intent to falsify official election results."