McCain schedules hearing on foreign cyber threats to US

Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSenators join Ukraine president at military command post The top 10 stories of 2016 McCain: There must be a ‘price to pay’ for Russian hacking MORE (R-Ariz.) has scheduled a hearing for Thursday on cyber threats to the United States.

The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman has been an outspoken critic of Russia, whom U.S. officials have said is responsible for the hack and release of documents from Democratic groups, including the Democratic National Committee, leading up to the election.

According to CNN, McCain’s hearing next week will address Russia’s alleged hacking campaign during the election.

The hearing will come a week after the Obama administration announced new sanctions on Russia in response to the election interference.

Witnesses invited to the hearing include Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Under Secretary of

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