Feb 27, 2018 - Politics & Policy

NSA chief: Trump hasn't given command to stop Russian cyber threat

Mike Rogers.

NSA chief Mike Rogers. Photo: Zach Gibson / Getty Images

The director of the NSA, Mike Rogers, who also heads up the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, told lawmakers during a hearing Tuesday that President Trump hasn’t directed him to stop Russian hacking attempts.

Why it matters, according to Rogers: "They have not paid a price that is sufficient to change their behavior.” Intel leaders told lawmakers earlier this month that Russia’s hacking behavior has not changed since 2016 and that the country is expected to meddle in the 2018 midterms.

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