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DNI Clapper: Russians Did Not Change Any Vote Tallies in U.S. Elections

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January 6, 2017

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Russians did not alter vote counts in the U.S. election.

“They did not change any vote tallies or anything of that sort,” Clapper said under questioning from Chairman John McCain (R.-Ariz.)

Clapper further implicitly conceded that whatever the Russians might have done in making Democratic National Committee emails available to the public, the outcome of the U.S. presidential election nonetheless reflected “the choices” of American voters.

“We had no way of gauging the impact that—certainly the intelligence community cannot gauge the impact–it [Russian cyber activities] had on the choices the electorate made,” Clapper told McCain.

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