Obama Administration Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified that he never saw any evidence of cyber intrusion or votes being altered or suppressed. He also revealed that the Democrat National Committee (DNC) had rejected the FBI’s help in patching up its system after they had been hacked. That in itself was a suspicious move especially if a foreign power was really orchestrating a conspiracy to help the GOP win the 2016 election.
Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz completely disagrees with Johnson’s assessment.
“If the FBI or any other government agency ever came to me with that information, I would have gladly welcomed their help,” she said. “In fact, back in March, former FBI Director Jim Comey testified that he wished he had personally done more to notify the DNC of the Russian intrusion.”
In his testimony, Johnson said he had been informed that the FBI had been in contact with the DNC on the matter, but the DNC decided to rely on a private cybersecurity firm for help.
“My interest in helping them was definitely of nonpartisan interest, and I recall very clearly that I was not pleased that we were not in there helping them patch this vulnerability,” he said.
The Federal Papers Project reports:
Earlier today we reported that Barack Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, blew a massive hole in the Democrats’ Russia-hacked-the-election narrative by testifying that he knew of “no evidence that through cyber intrusions, votes were altered or suppressed in some way.”
He also testified that as far as he knew, the Democrat National Committee had rejected the FBI’s help in patching up its system after the DNC had been hacked — a most suspicious move if a foreign power really was orchestrating a conspiracy to help the GOP win the 2016 election.