- evolution of Putin's gov't at home
- how he exports ideas
- how sanctions work or don't
"They compete with us where we are most vulnerable by exploiting faith, history, information we read,. They exploit racial tensions, partisanship. They use methods like cyber attacks to do this," Conley says.
FARA, FARA, hmmm..where have I heard that...Oh, right, Paul Manafort could tell us a lot about FARA, probably.
They'll collect information on all of those things to get people to do what they want, Hall says.
Schiff then asks McFaul: If a presidential candidate might have been after a real estate deal in Moscow, would Putin have known?
Nunes asked how McFaul knew Carter Page was going to be in Russia for the New Economic School at the World commencement address; McFaul said he read it in Russian press.
Nunes fishing expedition didn't go very well.
Now he's asking for Schiff's resignation too because "he's abused" the committee, misrepresented information received in classified sessions.
Calls Schiff's chairmanship of the committee a danger to national security.
Conley says: I'm not the best placed witness.
McFaul: I do think polarization in our society advances Putin national interest.
Wenstrup calls for hearings on "FISA abuses" and dossier
What do you think folks? Any ideas on how we can figure that out? Let him know:
McFaul says yes, broadly and on the individual level.
The goal for the U.S. is to change Putin's behavior, that's why sanctions are put in place.
-Cyber security for electoral infrastructure
-Voter rolls: "Putin doesn't need to steal 78k votes, he just needs a few thousand people to show up to vote and their name isn't on the roll"
- Basic "cyber hygiene" for those who work on campaigns, see dual authentication
FB, for example, may say, "We didn't know there were bad actors on our platform, " and that may be true in some regard
McFaul says he can't say for certain but in his interactions with Putin over the years when accompanying Obama, he saw Putin as a very "detailed" man and thinks he would be "acutely" aware.
Panelists agree it is possible - it depends on how high profile the entity is.
This prompted Schiff to talk about deep fake technology, the concern is exponentially high, he says.