Sen. Cory Booker says allegations of Russian hacking should be investigated

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker says that allegations that Russia interfered with November’s presidential election should be investigated.

Sen. Cory Booker says that the CIA and Congress should investigate allegations that Russia deployed hackers to interfere wit the United States' election.

Sen. Cory Booker says that the CIA and Congress should investigate allegations that Russia deployed hackers to interfere wit the United States' election. (12/12/16)

EDISON - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker says that allegations that Russia interfered with November’s presidential election should be investigated.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that two congressional committees will investigate a CIA report that said Russia deployed hackers to disrupt the presidential election.

“Some people want to view this through a partisan lens. But this rises so much more above partisan politics in America,” Sen. Booker says. “This is illegal actions taken by a foreign government to undermine our democracy... So this is a time of great alarm.”

President-elect Donald Trump has dismissed the report because he says it was “partisan.” He says that it is not clear who did the hacking.

One of Trump's potential State Department picks, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, alleges that it is possible that the hacking incident was a "false flag" operation and left open the possibility it was done by the Obama administration. A false flag is an operation designed to look like it was perpetrated by someone else.

The White House has denied that claim.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

This exotic Savannah cat was found wandering Mill 1 Exotic Savanna cat found wandering in Paterson
Caught on camera: Argument over blocked driveway gets 2 Argument over blocked driveway gets physical in Elizabeth
A North Jersey Coast Line train struck a 3 Family escapes car before it's hit by train
VIDEO: Sneak peek at new Seaside Heights roller 4 VIDEO: Sneak peek of new Seaside Heights roller coaster
5 VIDEO: Families of victim, suspect argue in Paterson court

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Hillary Clinton has entered the final phase of Emails show how Clinton campaign chair was apparently hacked

New evidence appears to show how hackers earlier this year stole more than 50,000 emails

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE