There is no evidence that “Russian hackers” had any effect whatsoever on the U.S. Presidential election, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has admitted.
President-elect Donald Trump has also stated—after meeting with Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, and FBI Director James Comey, that “hacking had absolutely no effect” on the outcome of the election.
Clapper made the admission to a Senate hearing on January 5, 2017, where he said that it was “was impossible to assess how the hacking affected voters’ attitudes.”
Trump’s statement following his meeting with the three intelligence chiefs—who gave him a 90 minute-long personal briefing on the allegations and the extent of their evidence, confirmed that there had been hacking attempts made on both the Republican and Democratic parties’ computer networks.
But, Trump said, there “was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election including the fact that there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines.”
Earlier, outgoing President Barack Obama, the far left, and the controlled media, all made hysterical claims that “Russian hackers” had somehow intervened in the election in order to help Trump win by “weakening” the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Now, however, it appears—as most critics suspected all along—that there is no hard proof for the allegations, and that they largely reflect the controlled media’s ongoing refusal to believe that their candidate lost the election.
The earlier allegations claimed that the “Russian government” stole emails from the Democratic National Convention (DNC), and then leaked them in order to “embarrass” the Clinton campaign. In addition, they claimed, hackers “probed voting systems in several states.”
The emails were leaked via Julian Assange’s Wikileaks website—and Assange has denied that the Russian government was the source of the email downloads.
In any event, the damage caused by the “embarrassing” emails was insignificant compared to Clinton’s very real track record of lying over her own email server, her record of promoting war and mass murder in the Middle East, her support of the disastrous “Obamacare” nonsense, and her stated desire to grant amnesty to millions of illegal invaders in the U.S.
The controlled media refuses to accept that Hillary Clinton was the reason why the Democratic Party lost the election, and has picked the Russian bogeyman as a handy culprit.
Trump’s full statement after his meeting with the intelligence chiefs reads as follows:
Statement by President-Elect Donald J. Trump
(New York, NY). President-elect Donald J. Trump released the following statement at the conclusion of the meeting with Intelligence Community leaders:
I had a constructive meeting and conversation with the leaders of the Intelligence Community this afternoon. I have tremendous respect for the work and service done by the men and women of this community to our great nation.
While Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions, businesses and organizations including the Democrat National Committee, there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election including the fact that there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines.
There were attempts to hack the Republican National Committee, but the RNC had strong hacking defenses and the hackers were unsuccessful.
Whether it is our government, organizations, associations or businesses we need to aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks. I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office.
The methods, tools and tactics we use to keep America safe should not be a public discussion that will benefit those who seek to do us harm. Two weeks from today I will take the oath of office and America’s safety and security will be my number one priority.