A Tweet Recap of the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on Foreign Cyber Threats to the US

There was a lot anticipation for Thursday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global cyber threats to the United States, with the expectation that more would be revealed about the intelligence community’s assessment of Russian hacking. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre, and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers all testified before the panel, but did not make any new major revelations. This was largely because they had yet to brief President Barack Obama on a new classified report on Russia’s meddling in the election. Clapper and other senior intelligence officials briefed President Obama following the hearing. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to be briefed on the report Friday, and Congress will be briefed next week during a series of closed sessions. Meanwhile, an unclassified version of the report is also expected to be made available early next week. Today’s hearing did not provide any new proof of Russia’s involvement or its motives, but as the details of the new report begin to be circulated, the public may start learning more.

Here is a roundup of our live tweeting of the hearing, with some of the key moments: 

https://twitter.com/just_security/status/817055878742413312 

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Kate Brannen

Editorial Director of Just Security; nonresident senior fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council; previously senior reporter covering the Pentagon for Foreign Policy Follow her on Twitter (@K8brannen).