Russia’s election meddling should alarm Americans

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Thursday that “every American should be alarmed” by Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and lawmakers pressed intelligence officials about foreign cyber threats.

There is “no escaping the fact that this committee meets today for the first time in this new Congress in the aftermath of an unprecedented attack on our democracy,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

In their assessment, U.S. intelligence agencies say Moscow interfered in the election to help Republican Donald Trump win against Democrat Hillary Clinton. A report on Russian and other foreign meddling in elections was delivered to President Barack Obama on Thursday.