Russia did not interfere in the elections in the United States, says the former head of DHS

© AP Photo / J. David Acemannan Washington in the United States. Archival photoRussia did not interfere in the elections in the United States, says the former head of DHS© AP Photo / J. David Ake

The former head of the Ministry of internal security of the USA Jay Johnson, plans to announce at a hearing in Congress on Wednesday that the Russian government did not change the results of the counting of votes in the US presidential election of 2016.

On Wednesday, Congress held another round of hearings on «Russian intervention in U.S. elections», they will, in particular, the former head of the U.S. DHS Jeh Johnson.

«I have currently the information that the Russian government has not changed through any cyberverse ballot papers, counting of votes or reporting the results of the voting», — the newspaper quotes the words of Hill Johnson that he plans to say in his prepared statement at the hearing.

«I am not in a position to know whether or not a successful hacker attacks under the leadership of the Russian government (on the national Committee of the US democratic party) have changed public opinion and thereby changed the outcome of the presidential election,» the statement said Johnson.

Earlier, the American special services have accused Russia of hacking into the computers of the National Committee of the US democratic party. On this basis, they concluded that «Russian interference» in the elections. An investigation on the subject carried out the FBI and both houses of Congress. Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations, press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded».

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