FBI and NSA Denied Alleged Russian Cyberattacks to Change US Votes
20 de marzo de 2017, 15:19Washington, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US National Security Agency (NSA) denied that alleged Russian cyberattacks brought about voting changes in last November''s election.
During the public hearing at the House Intelligence Committee, the heads of both agencies stated that they had no evidence on that kind of problem in the polls.
The president of the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Devin Nunes, firstly addressed NSA head Mike Rogers, to whom he asked if there was any evidence of problems with voting machines in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Ohio or Florida.
'No, sir, I do not have anything made by the national security industry,' the questioner replied, who was subjected to some questions on Russia's alleged intervention in the US electoral process and the alleged links of Trump's campaign with Russian officials.
Then, Nunes asked the same question to the FBI director, James Comey, who also gave a negative response. As part of the hearing, David Nunes also pointed out that from December 2016 to January the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence changed its viewpoint on the grounds of Russian hackers to carry out some cyberattacks on the US electoral process.
As stated by David Nunes, intelligence agencies firstly stated that the main purpose was to harm Dem. candidate Hillary Clinton, but then they said that the purpose was to help Rep. Donald Trump win the ballot.
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