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MSNBC 14 Jan 2020

Russians Hacked Burisma, Ukrainian Gas Company At Center Of Impeachment - Day That Was

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Russian hackers from a military intelligence unit hacked Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company Joe Biden's son Hunter works for, which is also at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment. According to The New York Times, hackers used tactics reminiscent of 2016 attacks on the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign and were searching for information to embarrass the Biden family. Aired on 1/13/20.


Russian hackers have allegedly targeted the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the Trump impeachment inquiry. U.S. cybersecurity firm Area 1 says Russian military agents "successfully" hacked Burisma back in November, using phishing emails to trick workers into sharing their login information. CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis joined CBSN with more.
The New York Times reports that Russians have hacked the Ukrainian gas company "Burisma," the company linked to Hunter Biden: "Experts say the timing and scale of the attacks suggest that the Russians could be searching for potentially embarrassing material on the Bidens..." Aired on 1/13/20.
One day before Speaker Pelosi meets with Democrats to finalize the transfer of impeachment articles, new reporting reveals Moscow's cyberattack on the firm linked to the Ukraine scandal. Aired on 01/13/20.
Does Attorney General William Barr's recent actions cement the idea that the AG is working for President Trump as a lawyer and spokesman, and not for the American people? Some have called the AG a threat to democracy in the ways that he could potentially interfere with the 2020 elections. Aired on 12/12/19.

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