The Washington Post reports: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday again decried Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential race and called for a select Senate committee to investigate the country’s cyber activities during the election.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” McCain told host Jake Tapper that there was “no doubt” Russia interfered with the election.
“We need to get to the bottom of this,” he said. “There’s no doubt they were interfering. There’s no doubt. The question is now, how much and what damage? And what should the United States of America do?” [Continue reading…]
The Guardian reports: The former CIA director and defense secretary Robert Gates has criticised the Obama administration and congressional leaders of both parties for a “somewhat laid back” response to the discovery of Russian interference in the US presidential election.
Speaking to NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Gates said a “thinly disguised” operation by Russia had aimed to undermine the credibility of the American election and was to weaken Hillary Clinton.
“Given the unprecedented nature of it and the magnitude of the effort, I think people seem to have been somewhat laid back about it,” he said. [Continue reading…]