Congress Investigates Russian Cyber-Attacks on US Election Systems

Jun 27, 2017

Click through for live video: Wednesday is another big day of testimony before two Congressional committees investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 Presidential election. Notably, former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (under President Obama) is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee. Members of Congress will quiz Johnson on the details of widespread Russian cyber-attacks that targeted U.S. elections systems last year, and so-called "active measures," a Russian information warfare strategy which includes spreading falsehoods. At the same time, another hearing will be taking place in the Senate, where some current homeland security officials and state election officials will testify on related matters.

The Johnson hearing on the House side is expected to garner the most attention and starts at 10am ET on Wednesday, June 21. NPR will provide the following coverage :

  • Questions for Jeh Johnson at 5 a.m. ET
  • News from the Senate hearing as necessary, publishing by 10 a.m. ET and updating throughout the hearings.
  • Video of Jeh Johnson testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, which we expect to be live at 10am ET.