Rep. Devin Nunes: We've Been Warning Administration About Russian Hacking 'And They Did Nothing'

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(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House intelligence committee, said he has no doubt that Russia tried to interfere in the U.S. election, but that's nothing new, he said -- "this has been going on for a long time."

"Six months ago, I publicly came out and said that this was the biggest intelligence failure since 9/11, was our failure to understand Putin’s plans and intentions," Nunes told "Fox News Sunday."

"We've known that Russia is a very sophisticated bad actor in the cyber realm.  Many members of Congress, not just members of the House Intelligence Committee, have been warning the Obama administration about Russia's continued cyber attacks on this country, and they did nothing.  

"And so, now, as you look forward, you know, they lose an election, and then it appears like they want to change this narrative into somehow that Russia was responsible for Hillary Clinton losing the election.  And I just don't buy that."

A report released Friday by the intelligence agencies concluded that "Putin and the Russian government aspired to help President-Elect Trump's election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him." But the report found no evidence that the Russian hacking actually affected the election results.

Trump on Saturday tweeted: "Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only 'stupid' people, or fools, would think that it is bad! "

"It doesn't sound like he’s ready to crack down on the Kremlin," host Chris Wallace told Nunes.



"And he wouldn't be the first president to want to be buddies with Putin," Nunes responded. "So, you had President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, including Secretary Clinton who hit the reset button.  Don't forget that you had President Obama, who got caught on a hot mic talking about being more flexible after the election with Vladimir.

"So, clearly, three presidents have tried to be friends with Putin.  All three have failed, and I hope that Donald Trump, you know, he has a lot more information going into this, and I’ve cautioned his administration to be careful with Putin, because I think he is a bad actor.  

"Although it remains true, the fact of the matter is, we would like to be friends with the Russians.  I just don't know if it's possible.  We’ve had a lot of experience with Putin.  He just doesn't seem to be a guy that we can work with."

Nunes said that Donald Trump, with his Cabinet picks, "is surrounding himself with very good people who understand the threat that Russia poses."

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96WS6
link 01/10/17 02:28:48PM @96ws6:

This should surprise no one.

 
Spikegary
link 01/10/17 02:33:31PM @spikegary:

Addiitonally, China has been working to hack us incessantly for a long time-they hit over 2 million through the OPM Hack.  Not sure why no one is talking about that, as it affects the run of the mill American, far more than the Russian hacking.

 
96WS6
link 01/10/17 03:09:26PM @96ws6:

Spike,

 

I think it is common knowledge countries try to interfere with each others elections.   I think BO should punish himself for what he did to Netanyahu I mean, com on, give me a frigging break what a hypocrite.

 
Sean Treacy
link 01/10/17 04:38:46PM @s:

Hack the US government for years and Obama ignores it. Hack the DNC and Obama reacts. 

 
Gunny
link 01/10/17 04:56:55PM @gunny:

Spying on each other has been going on for centuries. only technology has improved.  communications measure far out distance their protection.  cryptology is the only truly secure way but it is also hard to set up because it has to be on all devices at once the codes changed daily.  

The communications center under the WH I have been in and worked in cannot be hacked crypto devices are used there. and now all the desktop servers and station in the WH and the Pentegon are covers and secure.  the only things that can be hacked are the private phones and computers of those that work there.  Hell we knew in Vietnam when and where the VC or NVA were because of our breaking their codes and those that the Chinese gave them and the Russians gave them.

The Enigma code from WWII was an easy code to break and the Japanese codes were broken in the 1930s so the WH knew that they were going to attack Pearl Harbor.

For private servers and computers the more spyware and ad blockers and other security devices and programs you can get will protect you.  One of our field protection programs we use in the Marines was Norton. and that was back in the 70-80-90s.

Yes our government knows when some one is trying to hack/spy into our systems.  All presidents that have not done anything about it should be jack slapped and especially Obama, because he only brought it up to discredit Trump. 

Obama is a sniveling little bastard dick head.

 

 

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