- Juliette Kayyem: Russia hack puts our democracy in peril. Fact-based inquiry is key to preventing future intrusions
- Kayyem: Probe is about protecting US elections. And if Trump imposes no penalty, it's a policy decision he will own
Juliette Kayyem is the author of the best-selling "Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home." She is a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School, a former assistant secretary of homeland security in the Obama administration and founder of Kayyem Solutions, a security consulting firm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)The fact that Donald J. Trump will become president isn't why we should all care — deeply -- about the news that intelligence agencies, but mainly the CIA, have concluded that Russia used cyberattacks and infiltrations aimed at harming Hillary Clinton's campaign. (Disclosure: I supported Hillary Clinton and advised her on homeland security efforts, so for the sake of argument I'll entertain the idea that Russian influence and hacking did not determine the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.)