Sessions: ‘We’re Not’ Doing Enough to Prepare for Future Info Interference By Russia and Other Countries

During testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated the US isn’t doing enough to prepare for future information interference by Russia and other countries.

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) asked Sessions, “[D]o you think we’re doing enough to prepare for future interference by Russia and other foreign adversaries in the information space?”

Sessions answered, “Probably not. We’re not. and the matter is so complex that — for most of us, we’re not able to fully grasp the technical dangers that are out there. We have commercial penetration by some of our toughest trading partners. We’ve got disruption and interference, it appears by Russians, officials or people. And it requires real review.”

After the discussion turned to misinformation campaigns, Sessions stated, “Well, the misinformation campaign is something that I’m not sure we’re at the bottom of yet. And it needs to continue to be examined.”

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