DHS secretary 'not aware' Putin tried to help Trump campaign

DHS secretary says she hasn’t seen assessment that Russia interfered to help Trump win

Tyler Houlton, a DHS spokesman, said shortly after that Nielsen was familiar with the 2017 assessment. During the gaggle, Nielsen claimed ignorance over the 2017 conclusions from the DNI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency and the NSA that Vladimir Putin wanted Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Nielsen, who was reported earlier this month to have considered resigning over criticism from Trump regarding immigration policy, said she generally had no reason to doubt any intelligence assessment.

Trump has expressed skepticism over whether the Russians tried to help him win the election.

Nielsen's comments stand at odds with the U.S. intelligence community, which concluded in 2017 that Russian Federation tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Trump.

Nielsen's lack of seriousness about Russian meddling reflects the Trump administration's disposition more broadly. "I think what they are trying to do is to disrupt our belief and our own understanding of what's happening".

The heads of the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, and Director of National Intelligence met behind closed doors with members of Congress on Tuesday to discuss the threat of foreign meddling in the 2018 mid-term elections.

Ms. Nielsen's response seemed to suggest she is unfamiliar with the findings reached by the USA intelligence community and published in a January 2017 report, "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections", which accused Mr. Putin of trying to help the 2016 Trump campaign. "It's an integrity issue of who is saying what and why and how that may or may not affect American behavior".

Australian sentenced to death in Malaysia drugs case
She was acquitted after the judge found she was scammed by her online boyfriend and was unaware she was carrying the drugs. Exposto, 54, was arrested in December 2014 in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur on her way home to Sydney from Shanghai.

Amazon's facial recognition software can track you in real time
According to The Washington Post , law enforcement officials now utilizing this technology aren't breaking the bank to access it. The application is able to analyze police body cameras and surveillance systems in real-time.

Texas school safety roundtables set to get underway
Ten crosses for the victims of Fridays Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas re placed outside the school May 21, 2018. Dan Patrick says violent video games and eroding moral values might be to blame for the surge of violence in schools.

In its 2017 report, the Intelligence Community stated: "Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the United States democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency". All three agencies agree with this judgment.

The unclassified assessment released by top US officials in January 2017 said that Moscow sought to interfere in the election in order to undermine the American democratic process, damage Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMueller moves ahead with Papadopoulos sentencing What's wrong with the Democratic Party?

She stopped short of saying Russian Federation tried to sway the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor.

Shortly after the comment surfaced on social media, vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen.

It does not say, however, that Putin's aim was to help Trump from the outset but instead says at that point, the Russians were intent on hurting Clinton. "Importantly, they targeted both major political parties".

The House of Representatives Intelligence Committee's Republican majority, however, said it found "no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians".

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday that President Donald Trump had distorted his words when alleging the intelligence community "spied" on his campaign.

Related news:

loading...

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top GDPR takes effect: What you need to know
May 25, 2018 - 22:45
Companies that already hold users' data have to reach out to customers and ask for permission to retain it. Instead of separate rules in separate nations across Europe , there's now a single set for the entire EU.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top M&S to close 14 Clothing & Home stores by 2019
May 23, 2018 - 18:24
M&S, one of the best known names in British retail, made a pretax profit before one off items of £580.9m in the year to March 31. Marks & Spencer has seen full-year profits collapse as the high street giant counts the cost of a brutal store closure plan.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 5 pictures that prove Princess Charlotte is already a superstar
May 22, 2018 - 20:08
A grinning Prince George has stolen the hearts of the nation in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official wedding photographs. Meghan Markle's other godchildren, six- and seven-year-old Remi and Rylan Litt, were chosen for the bridal party, as well.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Explosive eruption in Hawaii prompts ashfall advisory
May 18, 2018 - 09:33
The service says for most people the ash would cause eye and respiratory irritants with low level impacts for most people. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory moved to a university campus after concerns that Kilauea could hurl big rocks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Guatemala inaugurates embassy in Jerusalem after U.S. move
May 17, 2018 - 02:48
Guatemala previously had an embassy in Jerusalem, the first country in the world to open an embassy in the city in 1956. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales also said in December that the country would move its embassy back to Jerusalem.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former US Open champion's wife arrested on domestic violence charges
May 17, 2018 - 02:47
The 911 call was placed that night by Krista. "I've been attacked by my mother-in-law", Krista told the operator ... Lucas told authorities "the altercation began earlier in the evening after playing a bad round of golf".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea's Courtois expects Mourinho 'surprises' in FA Cup final
May 17, 2018 - 02:47
The Pink Devils completed three locations above Chelsea within the Premier League however bookies are struggling to separate the edges forward of the Wembley showpiece.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle's father won't walk her down the aisle
May 16, 2018 - 09:21
He had a pretty big health scare. "I merely wanted him to be seen in a respectable light and that wasn't being done". After much speculation, Thomas Markle Sr . will reportedly not be in attendance for their upcoming nuptials.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Capitals' Backstrom misses 4th straight game
May 16, 2018 - 09:17
Steven Stamkos ripped a power-play goal at 13:53 of the first period, on an assist from Victor Hedman . Washington , DC- The first and second games went as well as imaginable for the Washington Capitals .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cardinals WR Christian Kirk arrested, charged with criminal damage
May 15, 2018 - 22:20
Both Kirk and another man were transported to a nearby police station where they were booked and later released. If that's not bad enough, TMZ adds that Kirk was high on cocaine at the time of the arrest.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top I won't hinder Rooney if he wants to leave Everton, insists Allardyce
May 15, 2018 - 22:18
Everton manager Sam Allardyce has prioritised the signing of a top goalscorer as he aims to take the club into the top six. Everton have invited Wayne Rooney's representatives for disaster talks over the previous England captain's future.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US, Afghanistan Launch Air Strikes As Taliban Attack Western City
May 15, 2018 - 22:18
The Taliban are stepping up their spring offensive , in an apparent rejection of a peace talks overture from the government. Public health officials said that at least 15 people, including a child, had been killed and 42 wounded.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Islamic State group claims deadly Indonesia church attacks
May 14, 2018 - 05:47
The investigators also found "black powder" at the homes, and officers seized books and documents from the house, Setiawan said. About 90% of Indonesians are Muslims, but in country re are also considerable communities of Hindus, Christians and Buddhists.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran hopes to keep nuclear agreement
May 14, 2018 - 05:44
Today's problem is not US sanctions, it's that some officials look towards outside rather than looking at domestic potential. The head of the elite Revolutionary Guards also warned against relying on foreign powers to guarantee Iran's interests.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Britons kidnapped in Congo released, says Boris Johnson
May 14, 2018 - 05:44
They were taken while visiting the Virunga National Park , a renowned gorilla sanctuary in the east of the African country. A wildlife park guard was killed in the ambush, while the tourist's driver was also kidnapped.