Directors Rogers and Comey Both Say No Votes Were Changed Due to Hacking


National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers and FBI Director James Comey both testified on Monday that no votes were changed due to hacking in the 2016 election.

While appearing before a public hearing of the House Intelligence Committee, the directors were asked by chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) whether votes were changed in a variety of states by Russian hackers.

Rogers noted that the NSA was a foreign intelligence organization, but was able to say that he had no evidence from his agency that there were votes changed via hacking.

"Do you have any evidence that Russian cyber actors changed vote tallies in the State of Michigan?" Nunes asked.

"No, I do not, but I would highlight we're a foreign intelligence organization, not a domestic intelligence organization, so it would be fair to say we are probably not the best organization to provide a more complete answer," Rogers said.

Nunes asked Rogers if he knew of hacking in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. Each time, Rogers answered, "No, Sir."

"So you have no intelligence that suggests or evidence that suggests any votes were changed?" Nunes asked more broadly.

"I have nothing generated by the National Security Agency, Sir," Rogers said.

Nunes then turned to Rogers' domestic counterpart, Comey.

"Director Comey, do you have any evidence at the FBI that any votes were changed in the states that I mentioned to Admiral Rogers?" Nunes asked.

"No," Comey answered.

The states singled out by Nunes were all won by President Donald Trump, helping him secure his electoral college victory.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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