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FBI's Comey Says Russia Also 'Harvested' Data From Republicans


Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, FBI Director James Comey and other spy bosses told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia "harvested" information from Republicans but that it captured "old stuff" and targeted RNC Web domains that were no longer in use.

The testimony shed new light on a terse line in the intelligence community's declassified report from Friday about Russia's cyber-mischief campaign, in which Clapper and his compatriots said Moscow had also collected information from the GOP in addition to the reams of data it took from Democrats and then released to the public.

Doesn't that mean the Russians have the ability to release information about Republicans someday — even if it's old? asked committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat.

"Sure," Clapper said.

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