Transcript: Adm. Mike Rogers on “Face the Nation,” October 18, 2020

ROGERS: So, do they have capability? Yes. Is it likely? No, and we haven’t seen anything to date that would suggest that we’re certainly seeing in cyber the same level of activity that we saw back in 2016. I would say where I think the Russians are doubling down is a little less on cyber […]

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