Travis Tritten: Tim Kaine suggests the US should investigate American far-right supporters accused of supporting French election hacking

Tim Kaine on US far-right supporters of French election hack – Business Insider – Kaine, whose campaign with Hillary Clinton was targeted by Moscow, questioned whether federal law enforcement or spy agencies should be investigating those citizens or groups following an article about the activity in the New York Times. “If we should be concerned about the efforts of folks in the United States to work together with or in parallel with an adversary like Russia attacking an ally like France, where should that concern lie in the federal government?” Kaine asked during a Senate hearing. “Is that a law enforcement matter, is it a [Department of Homeland Security] matter, is it [a National Security Agency] matter, or is it a cyber domain matter?” Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, confirmed Tuesday during the hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the United States witnessed Russia meddling in the French election last week and warned its ally. When questioned by Kaine, Rogers agreed that the activity is a concern and said the responsibility and authority to investigate the far-right American activists would probably fall to the FBI.

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