Barr says Russia appears to be behind massive hack

Attorney General William Barr on Monday joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in saying Russia is likely behind the unprecedented hack into multiple federal agencies — despite remarks by President Trump that pointed the finger at China.

The attorney general said that he agrees with the assessment by Pompeo that the Russians were likely behind the hack into the third-party software developer SolarWinds that allowed access to government agencies and raised fury in Congress over whether such an attack amounted to an act of war.