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Midterm vote Russia's prey, senators told

Agencies pressed on plans for prevention; few offered

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Photographs by AP/ANDREW HARNIK

FBI Director Christopher Wray (left) and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats arrive Tuesday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Wray said the FBI is undertaking “a lot of specific activities” to counter Russian meddling but was “not specifically directed by the president.”

The nation's top intelligence chiefs were united Tuesday in declaring that Russia is continuing efforts to disrupt the U.S. political system and is targeting the 2018 midterm election, after its successful operation to sow discord in the most recent presidential campaign.

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (left) and Chairman Richard Burr confer Tuesday after a hearing on worldwide threats, includin...

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