"Terrorist outfits supported by Pakistan will continue to take advantage of their safe haven in the country to plan and conduct attacks in India and Afghanistan, including against U.S. interests", Coats said during the hearing on "Worldwide Threat Assessment" of the USA intelligence community. He didn't increase sanctions on Russian Federation when he had a chance to do so.
"Frankly, the United States is under attack", Coats said at the Senate Intelligence Committee's annual hearing on worldwide threats. He has mocked the very notion of Russian meddling in the last election and lashed out at those who suggested otherwise.Mr. Trump has not directed his intelligence officials to specifically combat Russian interference, they said.
Earlier in the hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray was asked about a GOP memo written by members of the House Intelligence Committee, which was publicly released earlier this month - Wray again said he had "grave concerns" about the document, saying that evidence had been omitted from the Republican memo.
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Services deemed essential would continue, including Social Security payments, the air traffic control system and law enforcement. The former is a much larger group and, aides say, serves as a good indication of who will end up in the "yes" column.
Coats also told the committee that intelligence agencies believe Islamabad isn't likely to change its behavior soon - continuing to slow walk cooperation with the USA, while maintaining ties with the Taliban and the Haqqani network.
They stridently deny the Trump campaign might have conspired with the Russian attack - and have gone on offense against their own Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department in charging them with bias and abuse of power.
Sen. Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina and chairman of the committee, said a comprehensive overview of findings about what happened during the 2016 election will be made public before this year's primary elections so that security can be intensified.
Sen. Warner said he was concerned about the use of social media by bad actors and asked what single agency was in charge with identifying and countering that threat.
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It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of "various other commitments". Opposition parties have also asked for the vote of no confidence against Zuma set for February 22 to be brought forward.
President Donald Trump has very publicly emphasized United States concern about Pakistan's reliability and integrity. Burr did not specify the timing of those planned reports but said he hopes to release them prior to primary elections to select nominees for the midterms. "I think there needs to be a national cry for that".
He said that from the business world to local governments, the U.S.is "threatened by cyberattacks every day" by using elections as an opportunity to "sow discord and undermine our values".
"This is going to go on", Risch said.
"Cyber has been a game-changer in many, many ways", he said. "I encourage our people not to get too caught up on what I consider the noise on TV and on social media", he said.
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Jason Day had a 65 at Monterey Peninsula and was in the group at 9 under that included Steve Stricker (66 at Monterey Peninsula). Mickelson, 47, finished tied for fifth last week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open , a tournament he's won three times.
Pompeo said the sanctions decision had to be viewed in a broader context: The United States is checking and deterring Russian Federation across the globe, he said, from sanctions on Moscow's ally Venezuela to military action in Syria and beyond. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), an avid Trump defender.