Russia’s intervention in the elections is proven, but it’s hard to assess how much it influenced voters, said the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Answering a question during Senate hearing, the Director of National Defence said that the intervention in the U.S. election campaign in 2016 was not limited to hacker attacks.
“This was a multifaceted campaign. So the hacking was only one part of it, and it also entailed classical propaganda, disinformation, fake news,” Clapper confirmed.
When asked whether such activities continue, he answered affirmative.
He added that there is no doubt in Russia’s interference in the electoral process, but stressed that the agencies can not assess its influence on the choice of the voters.
Kremlin’s speaker, Dmitry Peskov, said that Moscow is “awfully tired” of those who “irresponsibly blames” Russia in everything.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also commented on the matter and said that “it doesn’t matter who made the attack, the main thing is that they revealed the truth.”