Press Release

01.06.17

McCaul Responds to Intelligence Community Assessment on Russia

Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Intelligence Community’s assessment on Russian activities related to the recent U.S. elections.

Chairman McCaul: “The Intelligence Community’s assessment affirms what I have been saying for months: the Russians meddled in our democratic process, Vladimir Putin is not our friend, and we must be realistic about the threat we face. America’s democratic system is an example to all the world, and we should do everything we can to defend it. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration’s reluctance to push back against cyber intrusions has damaged our national security and emboldened our adversaries. I believe the next Administration will respond decisively to the war in cyberspace by leaning into the fight—and deterring outsiders from breaching our networks and interfering in our democratic process. Finally, I commend our intelligence professionals for their continued efforts to identify foreign aggression and protect the American people.”

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