Rational Security

Rational Security: The "Golden Bombshell" Edition

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 12:18 PM

The FBI and intelligence community have received explosive allegations that Donald Trump’s staff had contacts with Russian government officials connected to the recent hacking campaign, and that the Russian government has blackmail material on the president-elect. Intelligence chiefs brief Congress—and Trump—on what they know about who was behind the hacking. And what do new revelations—and unproven allegations—mean for the future of Trump’s Cabinet picks and his national security policy. Plus, Shane recommends a paper on a new approach to cyber defense. Tamara flags a new bill in the Senate. And I invite everyone to come to a privacy event at Brookings tomorrow.

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