At a recent Politico event, Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted there was no evidence tying the Russians to compromising U.S. electoral systems. According to a partial transcript of the event, Lynch said:
Fortunately we didn’t see the sort of technical interference that I know people had concerns about, also, in terms of voting machines and the like. There’s a number of things we do, some of which we talk about publicly, some that we don’t talk about publicly, in terms of investigation and the responses that we have. This was a grave concern to us, so we began in the summer to look at what we could say publicly about this issue, and that is why you saw the intelligence community release its report in October, before the election.
Letting the American people know that the intelligence community had determined that Russia was behind the hacks (of the Democrat National Committee) itself. The investigation is ongoing, certainly the review is continuing. We rarely do that kind of public attribution, but it was important in that instance because the election effects everyone.
It is not a matter of the results, it is peoples’ faith in the integrity of the system. At the same time, the Department of Homeland Security was involved in reaching out to every state to make sure that they had access to every resource they needed to protect the state electoral system as well.
So, once again, it’s much ado about nothing? You can view Lynch’s comments below: