The Justice Department says a former contractor with the National Security Agency stole at least 500 million pages of government records that included top-secret information concerning military operations.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had harsh words for the U.S. presidential election when asked Wednesday about Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women, saying there are “p****ies” on both sides of the race for the White House.
The White House attempted to prevent top Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees from publicly confirming the Russian government was behind the recent cyber attacks against political computer systems.
State officials warned members of Congress against eroding public confidence in the electoral process with talk of a “rigged election” amid heightened concerns over cyber attacks by Russian-linked hackers.
Top Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees determined on Thursday that Russian intelligence agencies were behind the recent string of cyber attacks against political computer systems.
Russian-linked hackers on Thursday leaked the private email of a White House staffer who works on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, releasing an image purported to be Michelle Obama’s passport along with other internal documents.