FBI Director James Comey has toldÂ Senate Intelligence Committee members atÂ a hearingÂ that Russian hackers also targetedÂ Republican dataÂ in the 2016 election campaign and thatÂ the documents revealed were less than the unveiled emails of Democrats, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Devlin Barrett writes ComeyÂ discussed incidents of alleged Russian hacking when he testified along with other intelligence chiefs duringÂ the committee meeting Tuesday.
The report saidÂ that part of the hearing tackled implications of Russia hacking and propaganda against U.S. democracy.
“There were successful penetrations of some groups and campaigns, particularly at the state level on the Republican side of the aisle, and some limited penetration of old [Republican National Committee] domains,” Comey told lawmakers.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) noted that Russian hacking aimed to makeÂ electoral candidates fight against each other and question the legitimacy of the elections.