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  Russians Unsuccessfully Tried To Hack Computers Of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jul 27, 2018 05:00pm
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AuthorJessica Taylor
News DateFriday, July 27, 2018 01:30:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionRussian hackers trying to influence the 2018 elections made an unsuccessful attempt to breach the computer system of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, one of this fall's most vulnerable Democrats.

The Daily Beast reported that McCaskill is the first known target of the Kremlin's plot to interfere in this fall's midterm elections after targeting the U.S. in the 2016 presidential election.

McCaskill has been a critic of Russia and of President Trump — who has at times doubted that any such interference happened at all and decried attempts by special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate as a "witch hunt." At a press conference last week after his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump appeared to believe Putin's denials over the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies, though he later tried to walk that back.

In a statement, McCaskill said she "will not be intimidated" by the attempts, which occurred around August 2017.
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