Top Sen Intel Dem Says Russian Election System Attack Is Much Broader Than NSA Doc Shows

The top Democrat on the Senate Intel Committee warned that the extent of the Russian attacks is much broader than has been reported so far, and further sounded the alarm about the 2018 midterms.

“I don’t believe they got into changing actual voting outcomes. But the extent of the attacks is much broader than has been reported so far,” Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in interview with USA TODAY’s Susan Page.

Warner was referring to the NSA document obtained by The Intercept.

The Intercept document revealed that days before the 2016 election, Russian military intelligence launched a cyberattack on the U.S. that “raises the possibility that Russian hacking may have breached at least some elements of the voting system, with disconcertingly uncertain results.”

So Warner is saying that the extent of the attack is much broader than the NSA document revealed.

Warner also sounded the alarm about the midterms, “None of these actions from the Russians stopped on Election Day.”

Warner is pushing for the names of the states hit to be declassified in order to prepare for the 2018 midterms. “I really want to press the case… This is a case to make sure that the American public writ large realizes that if we don’t get ahead of this, this same kind of intervention could take place in 2018 and definitely will take place in 2020.”