WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – He added that it was beyond his level of expertise to say whether the disclosures about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton that were made during the election campaign had affected the outcome of the voting.
“On election night we did not see anything that amounted to altering ballot counts or degrading the ability to report election results — nothing out of the ordinary … We see no evidence that hacking by any actor altered the ballot count or any cyberactions that deprived people of voting,” Johnson told The Washington Post newspaper on Tuesday.
On December 7, seven Democrats in the US House of Representatives asked President Barack Obama for a classified briefing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Two days later, Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco said the US administration would undertake a full review of reported attempts to breach the US election system before Obama’s term ends on January 20.
Moscow has denied claims by US officials that it had tried to meddle in the US presidential election. Russian officials have called the allegations absurd and an attempt to distract US voters from domestic issues.
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