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that is our broadcast for this tuesday night. with our thanks for being with us, on behalf of all my colleagues at the networks of nbc news, good night. >> thanks for joining us this hour. happy to have you here. attorney general merrick garland today went up to capitol hill specifically to meet with members of the u.s. capitol police. the attorney general attended their roll call today to thank them for serving as police officers, also for what they did to save the u.s. capital on january 6th. that was since months ago today that a donald trump rally on the ellipse morphed seamlessly into a violent mob attack by trump supporters on the u.s.
capital with d.c. police and u.s. capitol police officers on the front lines trying to defend against that violent attack. the attorney general today said thank you to the capitol police officers were what they went through six months ago today but he also importantly went up to the capitol police roll call delayed due update officers on the state of the justice department's investigation into what happened. updating them on the 500 plus arrests that have been made thus far, the seriousness of the charges brought against those who have been arrested. also the justice department's efforts to find unrest roughly 300 more people who they are still looking for. justice department law enforcement has arrested on average, law enforcement of all levels, arrested on average three people every day since the january 6th attack happened. some of the suspects they're
looking for people who are wanted for potentially very serious crimes. for example, they have a huge reward out for information that leads to the arrest of whoever was who put pipe bombs operable pipe bombs not gummy props outside the headquarters of both democratic national committee and the republican national committee just hours before the full blown assault on the capitol started. still looking for whoever put those pipe bombs there. today the washington field office of the fbi released 11 stomach training new videos including stop motion and slow motion and spot shadows zeroing in on individual perpetrators, as they try to identify lots more people who violently attacked police officers that day. the stuff they put out today is hard to watch. and one instance they show an officer being beaten, being hit with a big metal pole.
there's another close-up video of an officer being rushed to the ground and stopped and beaten by the mob. it does seem right on the day marking six months from this attack, we get the attorney general in person at the u.s. capitol police thanking the officers for defending the capitol, but also briefing them on the justice department's legal pursuit of the attackers, which again continues. president biden tonight put out a strong statement marking these six months. it says in part, not even during the civil war did insurrectionists breach our capital, the citadel of our democracy. six months ago today, insurrectionists did. they launched a violent and deadly assault on the people's house, on the peoples representatives and on the capital police sworn to protect them as our duly elected congress carried out this sacred ritual of our republic and certify the electoral college vote. this is not dissent, it was
disorder. it posed an existential crisis and a test of whether our democracy could survive. a sad reminder there is nothing guaranteed about our democracy. while it shocked and saddened the nation and the world, six months later we can say unequivocally democracy did prevail and we must all continue the work to protect and preserve. and that requires people of goodwill and courage to stand up to the hate realize the extremism that led to this vicious attack including determining what happened so we can't remember it and not variant hoping we forget. it also requires all of us working together democrats republicans and independents on behalf of the common good to restore decency honor and respect for the rule of law and it impels argument the executive and legislative branches to take the urgent steps needed to protect the fundamental right to vote. that's part of a long statement from president biden, marking six months since the attack on the capital, generate six six
months ago today. a few minutes after that statement from president biden came out we got additional reporting from the white house that president biden is going to meet with representatives from all these voting rights and civil rights groups this week. we think it's going to be a meeting at the white house the day after tomorrow. that comes as progressive groups advocating for voting rights pushing for new federal protections for voting rights are increasingly pressing the white house and president biden personally to do more, to push voting rights to the top of the agenda to find a way to get it done, to push for voting rights protections as hard as president biden is pushing for an infrastructure bill, as hard as he's pushing to get the country vaccinated but as we hit six months since the. general sixth attack today before the people act. the federal legislation to bolster voting rights at the federal level, it is still sitting stalled in the united states senate.
and maybe this meeting with the civil rights and voting rights groups this week, maybe the statement from the president tonight about redoubling efforts here, maybe dozen players going to be some big new push to get it done. while that legislation does get stalled in the senate, it's worth getting real about the fact republicans aren't just using their election loss last year, and fantasies about how the election must have been stolen from him, otherwise they couldn't have lost. if they're not just using that to justify rollbacks of voting rights and every state where they're in control, they are doing that. but they're also in pretty significant numbers demanding a willingness to overturn elections. as a new single issue litmus test for republican candidates for office of all kinds. good not just restricting voting, rights but demanding republican candidates pledge they will overturn election
results whenever they can, and whenever it's advantageous to republican candidates. do you member what was happening inside the senate when the mob actually breached the capitol six months ago and gone inside? do you remember it was happening on the senate floor at that moment? a u.s. senator named james lankford, republican senator from oklahoma at the moment the mob got inside, at that moment he was giving a speech on the senate floor about how he was going to join with ted cruz and josh hawley and these other republican senators to object to certifying the results of the election. senator lankford was in the middle of a long argument about how he wanted congress not to certify the election results on january 6th. he thought the election should stay uncertified for another ten days past january 6th so the states could basically think again about whether they're election results were really truly their election
results and maybe they might prefer to send some different electors as opposed to the ones that already sent for the count that was supposed to be happening that day. that is the case he was making on the senate floor. pause the count. let's wait another ten days. let's give states ten more days to think about it. that's the case he was making on the senate floor when someone from senator lankford's office came up to him while he was speaking, which doesn't happen to us senators when they're speaking on the floor. nobody walks up to them and tells them anything. somebody from his office walked up to him calmly and told him very quietly that the mob was inside the building. get senator lankford stopped his argument, he stopped his sentence mid phrase, he said thank you, and he got out of there. >> pause the count. get more facts to the states before january the 20th. we proposed a 15 member commission, just like it was done after the failed election of 1876. they were encouraging people to
spend ten days going through all the issues so states can have one last opportunity to address any challenges. the states as a constitution directs would make the final decision on their electors. i have some colleagues who've said that a ten-day commission is not enough time. they have counted proposed just ignoring the lingering questions. we need to do something. my challenge today is not about the good people of arizona. >> stay in recess until the call of the chair. >> we will pause. thank you. >> stand in recess, you can see jon ernst and tom cotton both military veterans looking around, recognizing something is going on. you can see the commotion, people start moving around him. you hear senator leahy presiding at that moment to hit the gavel. he doesn't know why.
somebody from his office comes up and says there in the building. holds of his papers, walks away. what's senator lankford was arguing on january 6th after 2 pm that day because the election shouldn't be certified congress shouldn't certified, the state should take another ten days, a commission, a study, audit the results, take another ten days which would basically get as right up against inauguration day itself before the electors would actually be sent up to capitol hill and count it. as he's making that argument, he's getting right to the apex of his argument and then, sorry, sir, here they come! you've got to stop what you're doing and we've got to get out of here, here they come. who's to say they're not coming for you? after the mob rampaged through the capitol hunting the speaker of the house hunting the vice president pulling through senators desks on the floor of the senate, injuring more than 100 police officers, ransacking
offices they could get into including the senate parliamentarian's office, nancy pelosi's office, center jeff merkley's office. after all of that happened on the sixth, six months ago today, to his credit, senator james lankford of oklahoma changed his mind. decided he no longer wanted to be part of delivering to the rioters where they had come for. s he tore up that speech he had been giving at 2 pm and when they reconvened that night, he gave a very different set of remarks just after 9 pm. >> i want to join my fellow senators and saying thank you to the capitol police, law enforcement, national guard, secret service who stood in harm's way while we were here debating, they were pushing back. and i was interrupted midsentence speaking here because we were all unaware of what was happening right outside this room. because of their faithfulness
and because what they have done. and i want to thank them. the commission we have asked for is not going to happen at this point. i understand that, and we are headed towards the certification of joe biden to be the president of the united states. and we will work together in this body to be able to set a peaceful example in the days ahead. >> in addition to that statement on the four that night senator lankford later on that night also released this joint statement with republican senator steve daines of montana, asking for the vote to certify biden's win in the election to be unanimous. both lankford and dance were going to object to the certification. but after the attack on the capitol they put out the statement together. we must and we will have a peaceful and orderly transition of power. we now need the entire congress
to come together and vote to certify the election results. we must stand together as americans. we must defend our constitution and the rule of law. senator daines and lankford released that the night of january 6th, six months ago tonight. that's from two senators who've been planning to block the certification of the election results but after the attack on the capitol that day, they said you know what? we are going to do that, we're going to do with this way. senator lankford indeed within a few days had even written an open letter to the african american citizens of his state of oklahoma, apologizing for how he expressed his doubts about the election, specifically calling out lots of majority minority cities and locations he said were particularly suspicious and their election outcomes. he said after decades of fighting for voting rights many black friends in oklahoma saw this, meaning my explanation of
my objections to the election is a direct attack on their right to vote. an attack on their vote to matter, and even a belief that their boats made an election in our country a legitimate. he says i should have recognize how wet i said and what i did could be interpreted by many of you, i deeply regret my blindness to that perception and for that i am sorry. senator lankford writing a letter to african american citizens in oklahoma. on january 14th, just the week after the attack on the capitol. now, that same u.s. senator, james lankford of oklahoma, he's up for reelection in 2022 and he has a challenger in the republican primary who's running against him purely and solely on the grounds that lankford was wrong. to vote in the end to certify the election result the night of january six because he ultimately voted to certify the election results to declare joe
biden had in fact won the election. senator lankford should therefore be ousted from the senate and not only is he facing a primary challenge in his reelection fight in oklahoma, the remarkable thing here is that the chairman of the state republican party in oklahoma has endorsed that challenger. >> has endorsed a challenger who is only running on that one plank. the state republican party chairman of oklahoma spoke at a rally for the guy who is trying to unseat republican u.s. senator james lankford because he voted to certify the election. the state republican party chairman endorsing the challenger to the sitting incumbent republican u.s. senator. usually you would not expect the republican party in that state and its chairman to be crusading against the incumbent senator, trying to get him or
her thrown out of office. usually. that is how it works. for obvious reasons. but six months on from the capitol attack today, what we have now is the republican party that does that. what we have now are a lot of single issue republican voters and republican activists for whom their single issue, the only thing that's driving them in politics, is this fantasy that trump secretly won the 2020 election and the election must be overthrown so that he can be reinstated. it has turned the state republican party in oklahoma against their senator as he faces a reelection. it's also animating hundreds of republican campaigns for all sorts of state offices all around the country. amy gardner reporting today for the washington post quote, dozens of candidates promoting the baseless notion that the election was rigged are seeking powerful statewide offices such as governor, attorney general and secretary of state, which
would give them authority over the administration of elections. these candidates are running in several of the decisive states where trump and his allies sought to overturn the outcome and engineer his return to the white house. of the nearly 700 republicans who have filed initial paperwork with the fa sea to run next year for the u.s. senate or the house of representatives, at least a third of those 700 republican candidates have embraced trump's false claims about his defeat. at least a third of them. senator of the state, there are republicans in fact, republican controlled legislatures around country that are restricting voting rights and people signing them into law. democrats, apparently, powerless among themselves to the side that it is worth changing the senate rules to block that sort of action by the other party. so it is proceeding unimpeded
now by the courts, with the collapse of the voting rights act. unimpeded by any change in voting laws that the democrats could agree among themselves to enact if they decided it was priority enough and if they decided they would change the senate rules to get it done. so center stage, republicans are getting this done, in a draconian way rolling back voting rights. they're also changing election laws to give partisan state legislatures and other partisans more control over the counting of the votes, and the election rules, and the certification of the vote and dispute after the election. they're seizing the power over elections for partisan republicans actors as well. while they're making it harder for a-leaning voters to cast their votes are haven't counted. that is center stage. that is enough of an emergency when it comes to a democracy, right? but in the wings, the new
normal in republican politics is a demand than newly elected republicans, or credible republican candidates for office must show a willingness to use their power to overturn elections from here on out. james lankford facing a primary challenge endorsed by the chairman of the republican party in his state by a candidate who is running against him because he didn't use his power to try to overturn the election to keep trump in office. hundreds of republican candidates, for statewide office, across the country, saying they will -- they want to be elected to office so they can use their power in office to overturn election results. for favorite candidates. that is what the post elections so-called audits of the election are about to do, did you hear what they're doing on
wisconsin, we have more on that tonight it'll blow your mind? that's why the rallies of donald trump's are all about, how the elections were stolen and real republicans would overturn the elections and he will get his revenge in the supporters will get their revenge on any republican officers who don't use their power to overturn election results. that is the actual ground truth of republican campaigns. right now in the states, when you look at the grounds on which people say they are running. the planks up the platform of these people to contest statewide offices. incidentally it's also what's behind the white supremacist, weird, hitler march in philadelphia this weekend. right? hundreds of legit white supremacist in matching dreamy uniforms marching on philadelphia this weekend yelling, the election was stolen. the election was stolen.
they're shouting all their white supremacist nonsense, like the charles's phil unite the rally, the election was stolen. i will tell you that there's one silver lining of the history hitler youth white supremacist group marching in philadelphia this weekend is that philadelphians met them when they arrive at, and screamed at them. >> they started engaging with the citizens of philadelphia who were not happy about the things that they were sane. apparently these males felt threatened and at one point somebody in their crowd through a smoke bomb to retreat and they ran away from the people of philadelphia. >> they literally ran array from the people of philadelphia.
did they look up philadelphia before they traveled their? we have a lot to cover tonight. u.s. government is now confirming that the american withdrawal from afghanistan is now 90% over. president biden had said september 11th as the date by which all u.s. forces would be out of afghanistan, now as of july 5th, more than 90% of the entire withdrawal process is done. a great number of members of congress who served in afghanistan are now turning up the heat to try to make sure that afghans who worked at translators, and supports for the u.s. troops can themselves get out of afghanistan ahead of what appears to be a lightning taliban advance across the country, which threatens the lives of those afghans who helped u.s. truth. friends the lives of their family, richard angle has been embedded with a group of afghan
commandoes, there are the elite anti taliban anti force, they are fighting with a u.s. support, he had an incredible report about the kinds of actions they are now engaging in to fight the taliban, to stop the full taliban takeover. the on the home front, afghan veterans are trying to make sure that the helpers get out and it is something that needs to happen fast. we're gonna be looking at that tonight. we also have a fascinating turn in the big ransomware attack that hit this weekend. the new news breaking tonight that the national republican party may have simultaneously been hit by a cyber attack from russian government hackers. that is fascinating in its own right. the rnc is denying that they were hit, whether or not the rnc is up to admitting that they were hit, it is a fascinating challenge for the u.s. government. there is a lot going on. we have lots to come.
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outside kabul afghanistan's best troops huddle before tonight's mission. phil raid a safe house and kill and capture the taliban inside. before these allied troops had american support, shoulder to shoulder, no longer. what is it like now fighting all on your own, no american support? >> we are ready to fight, if we die we don't care about it. we're ready. >> so the building they're closing in on is actually a mosque, they think there are 15 taliban fighters inside. >> but soon the commando on point spots a taliban fighter. [noise] he's gonna fire, be careful. they've clearly lost the element of surprise, so now it's a straight-up fight. [noise] they finally made it.
this was their target. no idea what could be waiting inside. they look through the mosque windows but the taliban are gone. they escaped? >> they escaped. >> the taliban haven't gone far, the commando has killed three of them in hiding and an afghan airstrike killed three more. >> this mission is very good, and successful for us. >> but is it enough? the taliban are making rapid advances, the u.s. trained afghan army is crawling losing or surrendering a third of his post in the last few weeks. richard angle, cbc news, book our province afghanistan. >> richard angle with afghan commandoes, remarkable and scary reporting on that fight that remains as u.s. troops withdraw from afghanistan. the pentagon said today the u.s. withdrawal from america's longest war is more than 90% complete.
in addition to pulling out troops and the equipment that go with them, the u.s. military handed over seven military facilities to the afghan defense ministry, including bagram, the largest u.s. military insulation at the airfield. the speed at which troops have been leaving means the pentagon will almost certainly complete the withdrawal by president biden's some temper deadline. it raises concerns about what happens there in the aftermath of u.s. forces leaving. this week in the top u.s. military official in charge of overseeing the troop withdrawal raised alarm about how quickly the taliban is growing its control over large swaths of the country. he warned about a potential civil war upon the departure of u.s. forces, about the potential for a full taliban takeover of afghanistan. that prospect raises questions about the length of this war, what's choices we as a country have to make on our way out the
door. what options afghanistan as a nation will have been a long run. but before any of those long runs concern, in the near short run it raises a concrete question about the promises our government and our military made to afghans who helped u.s. forces fight the war, and whether america is keeping those promises. during the long u.s. war in afghanistan, u.s. troops enlisted the help of thousands of afghan interpreters who insisted the u.s. mission at great personal risk to themselves. those interpreters and other people who served in support roles for u.s. forces, they are now in very acute danger. very severe danger of being targeted by the taliban as the taliban rushes to overtake the country. they took risks to support u.s. forces. the question is whether the u.s. can make good on its promise to take care of them. in this case, that means to evacuate them out of the country in very short order.
it is to that point the veterans group vote vets has released powerful new ad that features 11 sitting members of congress, all of whom are veterans, all trying to pressure president biden, basically, into keeping america's promise to protect the afghan interpreters who assisted the u.s. military. watch. >> as the sun rises on americas independence day. >> the sun sets on america's longest war. >> our troops are coming home, at orders of our commander-in-chief. >> a promise made, a promise kept. >> our troops aren't the only ones who served the cause of freedom. >> there are thousands of afghan interpreters who served at our side, as loyal as any one of us. >> my interpreter is an american hero. >> we promised to have their backs. >> they put their lives on the line for us, and they will be in danger once our troops are gone. >> the president did the honorable thing when he promised to get those who helped us out of harm's way.
now we need to get it done. >> we are down two days and weeks to save thousands who served beside us. >> whatever it takes, we in congress are ready to help. >> because we leave no one behind. >> we need to take them. >> we need to take them to. >> we need to take them to and give them the freedom they earned. >> we need to take them to. joining us now is congressman jake, a democrat from massachusetts. he's a retired marine who served in afghanistan. he's one of those 11 members of congress who appeared in the new ad, urging the protection of afghan interpreters and their families. congressman, real pleasure to have you here. thanks for taking the time tonight. >> thanks for having me on, rachel. >> it does feel like this is a very short order demand, and a short order task. reference there in the ad is two days and weeks. what do you think the timeframe is here? do you think this is doable?
we >> yes. it's doable. the war on terror has been with me my whole life. i reported on the 9/11 attacks as the editor by middle school paper, joined the marine corps as a platoon commander after college, a few weeks ago as a member of congress i voted to repeal the aumf. i know that's a story shared by many of the veterans who join me in that video with vote vets. we are coming together to make sure america keeps its promise. when i was a platoon commander in afghanistan, i worked with several interpreters who were with me when we hit ieds, you are with me as we talked to village elders and taliban controlled villages. i made promises personally to them, and i want to keep them. >> in terms of the u.s. government's capability in this regard, there's been some interesting discussion about what it would take to get this done at speed. moving afghan interpreters and their families to third country where they can have their visas process and be vetted before they be cleared to come to the united states.
potentially moving them to guam, u.s. territory for that purpose. obviously the huge months long back and years long backlog that's become the normal in terms of processing these kinds of visas won't work here. how do you see this logistically coming together? what do you think should be done? >> president biden said he would get 100 million shots in arms in his first hundred days. you more than doubled that. he said he deliberate big bold infrastructure bill. he's delivering that as we speak he said we are going to withdraw fully by september 11th and secure the futures of the 18,000 interpreters who aided american troops eiffel confidence he will deliver that. we in congress are going to keep the pressure up and keep the oversight up to ensure that it happens. yes in congress we can pass procedures to streamline expedite the program and it's necessary. we know that's still a years-long timeline. there needs to be immediate action to relocate these interpreters from afghanistan
to third countries so they can have a safe place to apply for the program. >> as you say president biden has said this can happen. president biden pledged we will not leave them behind. you and your fellow veterans in congress making a very articulate very persuasive case that this needs to be done. everybody seems to be arguing on the same side of it. yet it doesn't appear to be operationally happening. sometimes it's harder to push on an open door than a closed one. do you know either who needs to be persuaded, or what fires need to be lead under what parts of the government in order to make a start happening more quickly? >> unlike president trump turned his back on the kurds and allow them to be massacred, this president keep his promises. he's been clear about that. they are moving expeditiously. we have negotiations ongoing with cause about relocating up
to 9000 of the afghan interpreters. the other half we are still in negotiations with other countries about that. i have confidence this administration can execute and we will see them safely relocated before september 11th. >> congressman jake, democrat from massachusetts, thanks for being here in helping us understand. i know it's, as i said, a short order problem that needs a big response and short term. we'd love to have you keep us apprized as this develops. >> absolutely. >> much more to come here tonight. stay with us. stay with us gummies. with vitamins c, d & zinc for immunity support. plus 8 b-vitamins for brain support. one a day and done. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪
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with the head snapping news today that hacker groups within the russian government this weekend breach the computer systems of the republican national committee and be seen as has not confirmed bloomberg's story. the rnc does say a third party itp vied or the u.s. has been breached there denying any of
their data has been compromised but that said the new york times appears to be matching bloomberg's reporting, saying, quote, oh indications are the culprit was russia's intelligence agency. the group that helped the democratic national committee six years ago. if those early indications are right and this is russian security services hacking the computer systems tied to the republican national party, the national republican party, i mean, that's a big hairy deal the russian government attacking political parties after all we've been through, in three weeks after biden and putin met and had a big confrontation over this kind of thing? a report attack on the republican party hit at about the same time that a russian-based organized crime group calling itself our evil claimed responsibility for a ransomware attack based on a tech firm, demanding $70 million as ransom in that attack. they're also behind the attack
that shut down the meat processing company jbs last month, as you might remember. but they've also been attacking all sorts of high-profile targets on u.s. soil for more than a year now, hitting a law firm that worked with all sorts of celebrities and big corporations like apple, schools even green energy companies. there are cyberattacks along with a tax of other organized russian criminal groups led to that fairly bold confrontation just under a month ago between president biden and vladimir putin in that weeding. biden says he told putin because he's criminal tax waiver to naming on russian soil, these russian criminal groups are effectively operating with impunity from russia. he says he told him putin was effectively responsible for these attacks and if the u.s. determines the attack like these attacks will happen, we will respond. before this group took responsibility for the biggest cyberattack, this ransomware
attack president biden doubled down again some of the tax were determined to be from russia, he told putin we would respond. what about now? what if it's not just organized russian criminal groups giving put in some degree of tonight ability, it's also russian security services started getting its political entities again. how do we respond now? what should we expect? joining us now is new york times cybersecurity reporter nicole prologue. it's nice to see you thank you for making time tonight. >> thanks rachel. >> it does feel like these are, well, i don't know if the twin attack or parallel attacks the timing of these two attacks being so close to one another does feel suspicious given that this group appears to be operating from russia and the rnc attack appears at least at an initial glance to be from russian government hackers, do you think it's good to look at
this from a perspective that they might be linked? >> i don't know if they're linked. the ransomware attack never stopped but they're getting a lot worse. what is clear is that i think we're being tested. biden laid out a big red line during the campaign and said that he was putting putin on notice that he would not tolerate any form of election interference. that appears to be something along the lines of what we're seeing right now with the breach of a contractor used by the rnc. all that we don't know the rnc was the end target or collateral damage so these are the questions we're asking. in terms of the ransomware, they just had this summit as you described where ransomware was at the top of the agenda. biden said, here's a list of 16 critical sectors, if you hit with the destructive ransom attacked we will respond. we saw one company in one of those critical sectors get hit
with ransomware, in a supply chain attacked were not only where their customers hit but their customers customers were hit. so far the impact of the united states has been muted. we haven't heard a lot about the united states targets. but recently railways were affected, and this is precisely the kind of attack that biden called out in the summit a few weeks ago. >> what is the general understanding in the field about what the u.s. government means when it says we will respond? what's in the arsenal and what is actually deployable? i'm not up enough on what cyber offense looks like to know what the u.s. government might do if in fact biden decides to backup his words with actions. >> well, until now, we've responded large with sanctions and indictments and that doesn't get us anywhere, it's
not a deterrent as we all know russia has extradited cybercriminals. the question is what is next? the problem is the u.s. system is still so foldable that every time we tried to prepare some kind of response for a russian hack, whatever it is whether it is ransomware. we're always coming from a position of what will vladimir putin do? we are still so vulnerable here. that hamstrings our response some of the options that have been thrown out there are things like why don't we take out the lights and russia? there's been this very conflict between u.s. and russia, david singh and i broke the story a couple of years ago that someone was rushing into the russian grid making a show of their access to say hey we are here, if you turn on the lights or do something seriously disrupt to the united states we will turn your lights off to.
some of the other options that have been discussed are a leak of putin's financial situation or leak of the corruption that putin had with navalny. the goal would be tigray 3000 navalny's. we have pulled off a series of attacks, small cyber strikes like we've taken out a ransomware groups infrastructure ahead of the election last year because we were worried that they would lock-up voting infrastructures. we hacked into the computers of the internet research agency which is where russian trolls were sending some of their divisive messages via social media, i don't know exactly what the messages said but it said something like we know where we are, we know who you are and if you meddle with our elections we will come for you. there is a working group with the u.s., and 19 other countries that are coming up with a manual of consequences
in trying to figure out where is the threshold for these attack and where will we respond beyond the low level diplomatic penalties. >> new york times cybersecurity reporter nicole perlroth, thank you so much for your reporting as always your clarity and explaining these things, nickel. thank you. >> thank you, rachel. great to see. >> we will be right back. stay with us. stay with us [beeping] [ringing] ♪ ♪
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