Top Democratic lawmaker Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) slammed Donald Trump’s statement that the Russian hacking had “absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election” is not supported by “briefing, report or common sense.”
Schiff wrote in a Facebook post: “It is one thing to say that there was no tampering with vote tallying – which is true – it is another thing to say that the daily dumping of documents disparaging to Secretary Clinton that was made possible by Russian cyber operations had no effect on the campaigns.”
“The consequence of these disclosures was hugely beneficial to the President-Elect and damaging to the Clinton campaign, just as the Russians intended. Whether they had a decisive impact on the outcome will never be known and was certainly not the subject of the intelligence community’s analysis, but that they were of great consequence is undeniable.””
“The President-Elect must not obfuscate or distract, but deal honestly with the truth of what happened, and will continue to happen in the U.S. and against our allies, unless we put an end to it. Russian influence operations are not only a clear danger to the United States, but to liberal democracies around the world.”
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