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The intelligence community certainly can be wrong about these kinds of things, and you do want to take everything with a certain amount of skepticism. That said, it seems like in this case [of the Russian election hacking], they’ve found the tracks—that’s kind of the nice thing about cyber, as best as I understand it, is you can actually go back and see the keystrokes … which was not something that we had in Iraq.
If [ISIS] can't claim attacks, they can't get recruits and can't raise money.
The level of Russian intelligence activity has never subsided. The United States has moved on to counterterrorism, and for Russians there was nothing else to move on to. It's all been about the United States.
The Russians have a word—ne sluchaino. It means, not accidental. Not by chance.