"President Obama has ordered a “full review” of Russian hacking during the November election, as pressure from Congress has grown for greater public understanding of exactly what Moscow did to interfere in the electoral process.
“We may have crossed into a new threshold, and it is incumbent upon us to take stock of that, to review, to conduct some after-action, to understand what has happened and to impart some lessons learned,” Obama’s counterterrorism and homeland-security adviser, Lisa Monaco, told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Obama wants the report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, Monaco said.
On Oct. 7, the intelligence community officially accused Moscow of seeking to interfere in the election through the hacking of “political organizations.” Though the statement never specified which party, it was clear officials were referring to cyber-intrusions into the computers of the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic Party groups. Hacked emails that were damaging to the party and its presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, soon after appeared on websites such as WikiLeaks." Washpost
I think this is a good idea.
" … exactly what Moscow did to interfere in the electoral process." Or did not do… I have not seen any evidence so far just a lot of "experts say," "the intelligence community suggests," etc.
The IC agencies (CIA, DIA, NSA) and the FBI have been working on the question of attempted Russan covert intervention in our elections. This should be a matter of writing reports that are to be released to the public on the subject.
The reports should be limited to Russian attempted interference in our election. Both we and the Russians routinely and legally intercept and de-crypt each other's communications. That activity should not be the subject of these reports.
Following production of the reports there should be congressional hearings under oath at which the agency heads should be asked the following question, "does the evidence available to your agency conclusively establish that the Russian government either directly or through sponsorship actively try to interfere in our 2016 elections?"
Get on with it. pl