Senate intelligence panel may miss target for election security recommendations

Burr and Warner: Senators hold hearings at intel committee session

The Senate Intelligence Committee may miss its target for making election security recommendations to states facing potential Russian disruption during the midterms — but its GOP chairman is eyeing a contingency plan.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and the panel's Democratic vice chairman, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, have long eyed next week's first congressional primaries as their ideal date to release election-protection recommendations. The intelligence committee's counsel to states would amount to the first formal fruits of their yearlong bipartisan investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.