The oil company was the one where Hunter Biden sat on the board….
One COULD think that the Russians MIGHT just be trying help Donald Trump’s efforts to tag Joe Biden politically with something his son did that hasn’t been ruled illegal…
Democrats demanded more answers Tuesday about an alleged Russian hack of the Ukrainian gas company at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry — while accusing him of rolling out the welcome mat for Kremlin interference in the 2020 election.
News of the findings by the California cybersecurity firm Area 1 Security first appeared Monday night in The New York Times, to the surprise of the “Gang of Eight” — the key lawmakers of both parties who have special access to government intelligence.
The firm said it found evidence that Russian military hackers had infiltrated Burisma Holdings months after Trump urged Ukraine to investigate ties between the gas company and a son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“We only learned of this hacking through the press,” said a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is a member of the Gang of Eight.
Congress “must be briefed on what the administration knows about this attack and why the president doesn’t have a plan to protect our elections.”
When asked about the incident, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “Well, we certainly are concerned about election security. That’s why we appropriated $800 million over the last couple of years to deal with it. … So, we need to keep our eye on the Russians or anybody else trying to mess with our election system and we’re appropriating plenty of money to do just that.”
It’s unclear what the administration actually knew about the alleged hack. The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said it had no comment on the report and the FBI also would not comment. The White House did not response to a request for comment.
Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told POLITICO it was strange the Gang of Eight hadn’t been informed.
“Put it this way, far more routine things would be reported weekly to the Congress, either to the Gang of Eight or to the [intelligence] committees,” he said…