The Crisis of Election Security

It was mid-July 2016 when Neil Jenkins learned that someone had hacked the Illinois Board of Elections. Jenkins was a director in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security, the domestic agency with a congressional mandate to protect “critical infrastructure.” Although election systems were not yet formally designated as such…

politi.co

House Democrats are preparing to force a vote Thursday on a plan to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe from interference or unilateral removal by President Donald Trump. Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern, with the backing of Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, intend to introduce the proposal as an amendment ahead of expected consideration of…

House Intel Committee tees up release of Russia probe transcripts

The House Intelligence Committee will vote Friday to publicly release dozens of transcripts of interviews conducted in its now defunct Russia investigation — including testimony of prominent figures in President Donald Trump’s orbit. The transcripts, from interviews primarily conducted between June 2017 and March 2018, include testimony from Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Hope Hicks,…