Transcript for NSA chief says Trump has not directed him to counter Russian meddling
Oh aside from Martellus is agencies operating under presidential finding. Are there any other organizations pollutants cyber command cyber mission forces. That have the authority and capability to disrupt Russian election hacking operations where they originate. Does the FBI ths. Or the states the private sector have such authority capabilities. You can't argue probably. Only do this again that there's a legal aspect of this that among the most qualified but probably you'd argue. Some combination of DUDT eulogy at the state authority in that regard. But they mission teams particularly at the origin of the attacks have the authority it is. If granted the authority and I don't have the day to day authority to do that if granted the authority so you would need basically to be directed by the president's for the sector defense against terrorism and I mention them. Have you been directed to do so given the strategic threat that faced the United States and he. Significant count two clutch issue record operating. No I have not been if I could flesh this out I'll say something in an open unclassified I'd be let go and more details are classified. Based on the story that I have as a commander I have directed. The national mission force. To begin some specific work I'd rather not. Public Ilyce go into the advertising authorities that I retain as a commander in this missions but that is inherent ability of the commanders to prepare planet sir. And truck sure but you need dias. You need director authority of the president whose sectors tend to do some specific things I'm visiting with our something's I have the story and I am acting within the authority now Clinton.
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