National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the U.S. is working with its allies to prevent Russian interference in upcoming elections. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Members of the U.S. Cyber Command spoke with French officials ahead of their election this past weekend to share intelligence on alleged Russian interference via cyber hacking, the head of the National Security Agency said on Tuesday (May 9). National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, who also heads Cyber Command, made the remarks before the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We had become aware of Russian activity and gave them (French counterparts) a heads up. 'Look, we're watching the Russians. We've seen them penetrate some of your infrastructure. Here's what we've seen,'" Rogers said, adding that the U.S. is working with the French, German and U.K. on preventing such attacks in the future. The incident in France resulted leaks of emails belonging to Emmanuel Macron's campaign just days before he was elected French president. The leak, two days before the election, failed to sway the outcome and was ignored by mainstream media as it came during a news blackout before the start of voting.