U.S. Senator McCain calls Jan 5 hearing on foreign cyber threats

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) awarded U.S. Senator John McCain the Order of Liberty during a meeting in Kiev.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican U.S. Senator John McCain has scheduled a Jan. 5 hearing on foreign cyber threats to the United States, after Washington ordered the expulsion of Russian diplomats over computer hacking in the November presidential election. Witnesses called to testify include Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command, according to a post on Friday on the website of the Senate Armed Services Committee that McCain leads.