Senate National Security Panels to Plan Response to Russian Hacking Allegations

Leaders of three top Senate national security committees are to meet Wednesday to discuss alleged Russian hacking of last month’s elections, and the Senate Foreign Relations committee has set a closed-door briefing on the Obama administration’s response for Thursday, a committee aide told The Cipher Brief late Tuesday.

According to the aide, Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), the chairman and ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee; John McCain  (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), who hold similar positions on the Armed Services Committee; and Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VV)  the leaders of the Intelligence Committee will meet to discuss how each committee plans to deal with the Russian hacking allegations.

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