Johnson said he was "not in a position to agree or disagree with that" because he didn't "have access anymore to intelligence over the last five months". Johnson says he not aware of any information beyond what's been reported publicly and what the USA intelligence community has gathered.
Johnson said he was disappointed the DNC would not accept Homeland Security's help in finding its cyber-vulnerabilities.
But he says the answer wasn't reassuring.
Johnson also made it plain that Democrats didn't take the problem too seriously: "The FBI and the DNC had been in contact with each other months before about the intrusion, and the DNC did not feel it needed DHS's assistance at that time".
Homeland Security officials confirmed at the Senate hearing that the Russian hacks breached electoral systems in 21 states - though only IL and Arizona have been made public and the details of the penetrations remain secret.
In his testimony, Johnson said the DNC shrugged off the help.
Israel begins reducing Gaza electricity supply
Electricity in Gaza is set to become yet more scarce as supplies to the strip will be scaled back by 40 percent . Israel "began to reduce electricity flow by eight megawatts" into the enclave, Gaza's energy authority said.
"I want to assure you and all Americans that election officials across the United States are taking cybersecurity very seriously", said Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, the president-elect of the National Association of Secretaries of State. He said the "scale and aggressiveness" was different this time, with the primary goal being to sow discord and aid the candidacy of Republican Donald Trump, the eventual victor.
"We have evidence that election-related systems in 21 states were targeted", she said, but added that DHS still had confidence in the USA voting systems because they are "fundamentally resilient". State election officials have been at pains to reassure voters that election registration databases are not linked to vote counting, and that US voting machines are not connected to the internet.
The letter comes as Jeanette Manfra, acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, told the Senate Intelligence Committee hackers targeted election-related systems in 21 states a year ago. He says it's not acceptable for the government to keep the full scope of the attacks secret.
In one case, investigators found there had been a manipulation of voter data in a county database but the alterations were discovered and rectified, two sources familiar with the matter tell TIME.
Dean confirmed Oklahoma election officials met past year with Homeland Security, which offered an array of cybersecurity options. "And not beyond anything that I'm sure this committee has already seen and heard before, directly from the intelligence community". "This was a profound misunderstanding of what a critical infrastructure designation would mean, which I tried to clarify for them". "The response I got was, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had spoken to them, they don't want our help, they have CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm".
"There have been reports that their ability to target this information, some reports at least saying that in the last week of the campaign in certain precincts in Wisconsin and MI and Pennsylvania there was so much misinformation coming talking about Hillary Clinton's illnesses or Hillary Clinton stealing money from the State Department or other". They considered running elections "a sovereign and exclusive responsibility of the states" and viewed his proposal as a federal takeover.
The president's claims also come as scrutiny surrounding possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin intensifies.
Even though the number had dwindled to about 500 at 11:00 p-m Friday, Interstate 94 remained closed to traffic. But Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who filed charges against the officer, declared such fear unreasonable.
Crude futures fell sharply Wednesday on higher stockpiles in the USA and other rich nations despite the OPEC production deal. Libya and Nigeria are exempt from the OPEC-led production deal to ensure oil revenue flows to national security efforts.
The president tweeted Friday, "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great". "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters".
He says Democrats proved in court that their rights were violated and "now this story will be told on a national stage". The Supreme Court has never struck down a state redistricting plan on the basis of a partisan gerrymander.
Sessions recused himself from investigations related to the Trump campaign in February, a move that also provoked Trump's ire. He fired FBI Director James Comey , as he told NBC newsman Lester Holt, because of the Russian Federation investigation.
In 10 of 15 videos sent by Victim A and eight of 25 videos sent by Victim B, the victims were sexually exposed, the document said. Jones , arrested Monday at O'Hare International Airport, is expected to enter a plea at a later court appearance.
Since boxing is Mayweather's game, gamblers are betting high on the undefeated former champion in this August matchup. If Mayweather wins this match, he'll become the first boxer to have a flawless 50-0 record.
With not enough time to get the boat back to dock for an inspection, divers had to check on the boat in the water. Burling said the team were still assessing the damage - and the precise cause of the mishap.
This comes after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that the new sanctions would hamper diplomacy with Russian Federation . It also places additional sanctions on specific industries, including the country's mining, shipping and railway industry.
He referred to a survey published this week, according to which 65 percent of USA citizens want the opening with Cuba to continue. When Obama finally went forward with a limited opening, he was doing more to end the isolation of the USA than of Cuba.
The state government has made a decision to give a flat debt relief worth Rs 2 lakh to marginal irrespective of their loan amount. The initiative would provide double the relief announced by the states of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, he pointed out.
Apple SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, announced the features of Apple's latest iOS 11 at the WWDC 2017 event. Despite the fact that iPhone 8 would not be unveiled at least before the fall, iOS 11 may make its appearance soon.
But goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo's second and substitute Marco Asensio rewarded an outstanding second-half effort from Real. Next year it's going to be even more difficult and we are going to have to work very hard to be able to win once again.
The mercury hit 32.5c at Hampton Water Works on Monday and peak temperatures are expected to be as high as 33c this week. The Met Office said: "The hot and sunny weather will continue over the next few days".
BJP president Amit Shah pointed out towards the party policy of considering the welfare of the Nation on priority basis. The last date for filing nominations is 28 June, but a candidate can withdraw from the electoral race until 1 July.
The talk show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and now director has been on " The Talk " since Season 2 in 2011. And after making the news official during the live show, she posted a photo with her co-hosts, captioned, "Love".
Alternate juror Mike McCloskey said Monday he was "ridiculously sick" when he found out the main jury couldn't reach a verdict. Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa ., Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Now that they are parents, the Clooneys will not travel to risky regions, where their careers usually take them. I love you very much", George said during his acceptance speech . "We were excited and anticipatory".
The 198 million records were found on an Amazon storage server owned by Republican data analytics firm Deep Root Analytics. UpGuard , the security firm that discovered the breach, noted that this was by far the largest of its kind to date.
Trump, however, stopped short of breaking diplomatic relations restored in 2015 after more than five decades of hostilities. The Cuban state run news published an article painting Trump's move as vastly unpopular in the U.S. and backwards-thinking.
Mexico's all-time top scorer grabbed his 48th global goal from 93 appearances after some terrible defending by Portugal . It's an honour to play against the best teams in the world and that's what Mexico really needs.
Hall, who is committed to play at Texas A&M, will now have to make the decision to sign or stay pledged to his commitment. Hall has a long way to go in terms of his physical development, but projects as a middle infielder at the next level.
According to Sills, evidence confirmed that Dubose and Rowe burglarized a residence near where they ditched the vehicle . After their escapee, the fugitives stole first a Honda Civic and then a Ford F-250 pickup truck.
His comments come after a top Iranian general claimed the Islamic Republic had evidence the USA was directly supporting the group. Iran repeated accusations that Saudi Arabia funds Islamic militants including Islamic State.