"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." -Cicero
In a letter to Trump, Kemp asked that the president-elect to act once he is sworn in to office in January.
Kemp said he is not satisfied with the response from current DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.
"Since contacting DHS with these concerns, we have
collaborated with the agency and provided extensive, additional
information," Kemp wrote. "Last night I received a letter from Secretary
Johnson which lacked any specific information as to the attacks' intent
or origin despite the fact that many questions remain unanswered."
Kemp's office detected what he called a "large attack
on our system" in November. His staff was able to trace the alleged
attacker back to the Department of Homeland Security.
DHS has said previously that it believes an employee
was legitimately using databases on the Secretary of State's website and
that the employee's computer was configured incorrectly. That
configuration mistakenly made it look like the employee was trying to
hack into Kemp's systems.
In a letter to Kemp on Tuesday, Johnson blamed a Microsoft product for the error, but Kemp is not convinced.
"The scenario DHS has proposed has still not been
verified by Microsoft," Kemp wrote Johnson late Tuesday. "There are
still many questions regarding the origin and intent of this attack that