Clapper: Benefits of attacking US higher than costs for countries like Iran and North Korea

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says there's "more than one motive" to Russian hacking of DNC by "senior-most officials". DNI Director Clapper: “Russia’s @RT_com was very active in disparaging the U.S. system. also fake news that contributed to the hacking." .@SenJohnMcCain on Assange: "Do you think there is any credibility we should attach to this individual?" Clapper: "Not in my view." DNI Clapper: IC learned a lot from mistakes of Iraq WMD. Difference between then and now is "like night and day". Trump Spokesman Says Reports That Trump Is Planning To Restructure Spy Agencies Are FalseJames Clapper on Julian Assange: “I don’t think those of us in the intelligence community have a whole lot of respect for him." "There is a difference between an act of espionage, which we conduct as well... versus an attack." - DNI Clapper Clapper, in response to @realDonaldTrump criticism of intelligence community: "There is a difference between skepticism and disparagement." Obama's decision to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber attacks was 'consensus' view of US intelligence services, senators told. Clapper referring to Russian hacking and intelligence agency impartiality; "I've worked for every President since Kennedy. I'm apolitical" The joint statement from US intelligence officials on Russian cyber warfare The U.S State Dept. designates Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden, as a Specially Designated global Terrorist. Senator Nelson asks if the report will ascribe a motivation to Putin. Clapper says, yes, "we will ascribe a motivation." Peskov on MCCain hearing: ".And we are sick and tired of those irresponsibly blaming everything on our country." U.S. intelligence chief Clapper testifies on the impact of alleged Russian hacking on #Election2016. NSA Director Adm. Rogers on hacking and world partners: “We clearly are not where want to be or need to be." State Dept: Bin Laden son specially designated global terroristClapper says those Russian efforts are still going on DNI Clapper says Russian effort was “multifaceted campaign” that included classical propaganda, disinformation and fake news Clapper says Russia was also behind some of the fake news in the 2016 election. "The hacking was only one part of it." John McCain: "Every American should be alarmed by Russia's attack on our nation" McCain at hearing: Assange is responsible for putting US in danger and his views are not credibleU.S. intelligence officials say Russia is a "full scope cyber actor" which poses a "major threat" to U.S. government, military and diplomacy DNI Clapper confirms they will release a version of the Russia report to the public early next week, and brief Congress too McCain: “Congress must set partisanship aside” to deal with foreign cyber attacks US official says Obama has received US intelligence officials' report on Russian and other foreign meddling in elections"The Russian government also created and spread fake news and conspiracies across the vast social media landscape." - @SenJackReed US intelligence officials says Russia poses serious cyberthreat Clapper to speak soon in Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Russia hackCongress grills top U.S. spies on alleged Russian cyber attacks during #Election2016

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DNI Director Clapper: “Russia’s @RT_com was very active in disparaging the U.S. system. also fake news that contributed to the hacking."
.@SenJohnMcCain on Assange: "Do you think there is any credibility we should attach to this individual?" Clapper: "Not in my view."
"There is a difference between an act of espionage, which we conduct as well... versus an attack." - DNI Clapper
The joint statement from US intelligence officials on Russian cyber warfare
The U.S State Dept. designates Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden, as a Specially Designated global Terrorist.
U.S. intelligence chief Clapper testifies on the impact of alleged Russian hacking on #Election2016.
NSA Director Adm. Rogers on hacking and world partners: “We clearly are not where want to be or need to be."
"The Russian government also created and spread fake news and conspiracies across the vast social media landscape." - @SenJackReed
Congress grills top U.S. spies on alleged Russian cyber attacks during #Election2016