US Presidential Election hacking: US President-elect Donald Trump said on Friday that hacking did not affect the Presidential elections at all after the US intelligence report claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin helped him in the cyber campaign for defeating Hillary Clinton in the elections.
US Presidential Election hacking: Reports claim Russia manipulated the election results
Trump said that Moscow was involved in the hacking; however, he didn’t accept that the hacking influenced the Presidential election results. He further stated that the cyber-attacks from countries like China, Russia and the like posed threat to its security.
He met the officials from the Directorate of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency in New York on their report into the alleged hacking undertaken by Moscow.
“While Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions, businesses and organisations including the Democrat National Committee, there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election”, Donald Trump said in an official statement.
As per the report, Vladimir Putin had ordered the campaign of hacking and other manipulative acts leading to the victory of Donald Trump in the US Presidential elections.
“Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump”, the report stated.
Russia denied the allegations against it regarding the hacking.
“I think that what is true, is that the Russians intended to meddle and they meddled”, Barack Obama remarked.