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Russia likely to interfere in 2018 elections and other updates from intel leaders, plus latest on dueling memos




FBI Director Christopher Wray (L), CIA Director Mike Pompeo (2nd L), Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats (3rd L), Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley (3rd R), National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers (2nd R) and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo (R) testify on worldwide threats during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 13, 2018.
FBI Director Christopher Wray (L), CIA Director Mike Pompeo (2nd L), Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats (3rd L), Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley (3rd R), National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers (2nd R) and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo (R) testify on worldwide threats during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 13, 2018.
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Intelligence leaders are testifying in front of the Senate today about global and cyber security threats to the U.S., with a focus on China, North Korea and Russia.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said that Russian interference is likely to continue and that the 2018 midterm elections are the next target.

FBI director Christopher Wray, CIA director Mike Pompeo and other leaders will be testifying as well.

Meanwhile, Trump has sent back Adam Schiff’s rebuttal to the Nunes intelligence memo saying it was too political and needed redaction. Some on the left are calling this move unfair, considering that Trump’s release of the Nunes memo a few weeks ago.

We’ll get the latest from the hearings, as well as an update on the dueling memos.

Guests:

Miles Parks, reporter and producer on NPR's Washington Desk; he covers election interference and voting infrastructure; he tweets @MilesParks

Aaron Blake, senior political reporter for the Washington Post; he tweets @AaronBlake