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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires’ Statement on the Justice Department Charging Russian Hackers

Mar 15, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the Justice Department indicting two Russian spies and two criminal hackers in connection with the 2014 hacking Yahoo user accounts:

“Today’s action by the Justice Department clarifies something that we already know: the Kremlin has been making concerted efforts to attack American institutions by using intelligence agents and unaffiliated hackers. Day after day, evidence continues to show that the Russian government is targeting our businesses, political institutions, and personal privacy to try to disrupt our economy and political system. The indictments announced today further the case for an independent investigation of Russian involvement during our elections.”