DHS Chief: 'No Evidence' Hacking Affected Ballot Count on Election Night

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Dec 15, 2016 8:00 AM
DHS Chief: 'No Evidence' Hacking Affected Ballot Count on Election Night

Contrary to the CIA’s assessment that Russian cyberattacks helped Donald Trump win the election, the head of the Department of Homeland Security said there was no evidence to indicate anything of the sort happened.

Speaking with the Washington Post’s David Ignatius, Jeh Johnson explained DHS’s cyber team was ready on election night and they didn’t see "anything that affected the ballot count,” he said.

Ignatius pressed him on this, asking whether he could assure Americans that Russian hacking did not affect the outcome of the election.

“We see no evidence that hacking by any actor altered the ballot count for any cyber actions that deprived people of voting,” he replied.

The relevant segment begins around the 7:00 mark.