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February 12, 2018
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
WASHINGTON - Today, Jeanette Manfra, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, released the following statement regarding the recent NBC news coverage on the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to combat election hacking.
“Recent NBC reporting has misrepresented facts and confused the public with regard to Department of Homeland Security and state and local government efforts to combat election hacking. First off, let me be clear: we have no evidence – old or new - that any votes in the 2016 elections were manipulated by Russian hackers. NBC News continues to falsely report my recent comments on attempted election hacking – which clearly mirror my testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last summer – as some kind of “breaking news,” incorrectly claiming a shift in the administration’s position on cyber threats. As I said eight months ago, a number of states were the target of Russian government cyber actors seeking vulnerabilities and access to U.S. election infrastructure. In the majority of cases, only preparatory activity like scanning was observed, while in a small number of cases, actors were able to access the system but we have no evidence votes were changed or otherwise impacted.
"NBC’s irresponsible reporting, which is being roundly criticized elsewhere in the media and by security experts alike, undermines the ability of the Department of Homeland Security, our partners at the Election Assistance Commission, and state and local officials across the nation to do our incredibly important jobs. While we’ll continue our part to educate NBC and others on the threat, more importantly, the Department of Homeland Security and our state and local partners will continue our mission to secure the nation’s election systems.
originally posted by: Stevenjames15
a reply to: matafuchs
This post proves how delusional the Trump base truly is!!! The comments are so bad from the Trumpflakes that it is funnier than any comedy or stand up I have ever seen! All you fake patriots are whats wrong in America! The sad part is it shows how mentally ill our country truly is. Indictments that showed the troll farms helped the Trump campaign. Spin it all you want but the FACTS ARE FACTS.
originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Well the hope of Anti-Trumpers were crushed pretty quickly. Bots and mean comments influenced 72 million people to vote for a candidate nobody liked. The lawyers will have a field day with this.
originally posted by: aethertek
HEY CULT45 WHY DID PUTIN WORK SO HARD TO GET TRUMP ON THE REPUBLICAN TICKET & ELECTED RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES????