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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Martha McSally (AZ-02) and Will Hurd (TX-23), Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, sent an oversight letter asking for specific details of the Administration’s request for $999 million to plan, design, and construct the first installment of a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, cautioned no one should jump to conclusions regarding the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.
Hurd is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, which heard FBI Director James Comey's testimony that investigators were looking into the Russian government's involvement in the presidential race and any possible ties between people involved in the Donald Trump campaign and Russia.
At least two members of President Trump's own party have now suggested the president has some apologizing to do. Speaking with reporters on Friday, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), referring to Trump's claim that President Barack Obama tapped Trump's phone during the presidential election, said, “Frankly, unless you can produce some pretty compelling proof, then I think that President Obama is owed an apology.”
FBI director James Comey said Monday that he regretted not being more forceful in notifying the Democratic party about the threat of Russian hackers during the 2016 election.
Though the FBI did notify the Democratic National Committee that it faced a nation-level hacking threat as far back as September 2015, agents did so only by leaving messages at the IT help desk. The IT contractor told the New York Times that it seemed like a prank call.
Two members of the San Antonio Congressional Delegation took their chances to ask some questions during Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing looking at Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
Democrat Joaquin Castro used his questions to try to connect the dots between a potentially embarrassing dossier that came to light earlier this year–and possible connections between Russia and the Trump Campaign.
FBI Director James Comey told a House panel he was breaking protocol in announcing that the bureau has been actively investigating possible coordination between Trump campaign officials and associates and Russia since July 2016.
Only in recent weeks did the FBI inform members of Congress of the investigation due to the "sensitivity of the matter," Comey said in March 20 testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Members of the U.S. House who oversee the espionage arm of the American government – including some Texans – grilled two top government officials Monday morning over Russian hacking related to last year's presidential election.
The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that new documents provided to Congress by the Justice Department provided no proof to support President Trump’s claim that his predecessor had ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower.
“Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No, but there never was, and the information we got on Friday continues to lead us in that direction,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chairman, said on “Fox News Sunday.”
This past weekend at SXSW, two Congressmen suggested that the U.S. create a cybersecurity reserves system, similar to the National Guard, but the idea has received a mixed welcome from the cybersecurity community.
According to House Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican from Texas, a national cybersecurity reserve could help strengthen national security and bring in a diversity of experience. Hurd, who has a degree in computer science from Texas A&M, has served as an undercover CIA officer and has worked as a partner at cybersecurity firm FusionX.
Two government officials told CNN Friday evening that the classified report the Justice Department delivered to House and Senate investigators does not confirm President Donald Trump's allegations that President Barack Obama wiretapped him during the campaign.