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Attorney General and Homeland Security chief report to President Trump that foreign influence had no “material impact” on integrity of elections


This news story was published on February 5, 2019.
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Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker

WASHINGTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen yesterday submitted a joint report to President Donald J. Trump evaluating the impact of any foreign interference on election infrastructure or the infrastructure of political organizations, including campaigns and candidates in the 2018-midterm elections.

The classified report was prepared pursuant to section 1(b) of Executive Order 13848, Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Influence in a United States Election, which the President issued on September 12, 2018.

Throughout the 2018 midterm election cycle, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security worked closely with federal, state, local, and private sector partners, including all 50 states and more than 1400 local jurisdictions, to support efforts to secure election infrastructure and limit risk posed by foreign interference. Efforts to safeguard the 2020 elections are already underway.

Although the specific conclusions within the joint report must remain classified, the Departments have concluded there is no evidence to date that any identified activities of a foreign government or foreign agent had a material impact on the integrity or security of election infrastructure or political/campaign infrastructure used in the 2018 midterm elections for the United States Congress. This finding was informed by a report prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) pursuant to the same Executive Order and is consistent with what was indicated by the U.S. government after the 2018 elections.

While the report remains classified, its findings will help drive future efforts to protect election and political/campaign infrastructure from foreign interference.

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8 Responses to Attorney General and Homeland Security chief report to President Trump that foreign influence had no “material impact” on integrity of elections

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2019 at 8:40 am

    WE would say the millions of ILLEGAL VOTES SPONSORED BY THE DEMOCRAPS were by far a much greater threat to America than the RUSSIANS ! fraudulent democraps and their witch hunt by Mueller who should be imprisoned for his roll in Uranium ONE and lying to the Americans public.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    If that’s the case, then why are people saying that there was foreign influence. Are they just making these claims up, so they can hear themselves make noise.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    And your narley spaceship?????????????

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2019 at 11:52 am

    And your lovely Clinton foundation??????????

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 5, 2019 at 5:05 pm

      And your boss Busch basement?????????????????????

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Both are liars.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      You wouldn’t know the truth, if you saw it in a mirror!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 5, 2019 at 6:10 pm

        Oh, that is snarky. Childish, but snarky!