James Clapper Doesn’t Expect Russia’s Interference on U.S. Election to Impact Much

The nation’s top intelligence official says no one should be surprised about attempts by the Russians to influence our presidential election.

FOX’s Gurnal Scott with more:

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told an audience at the council on foreign relations that there is a history of Russian interference in elections:

(Clapper) ”Both theirs and other peoples.” 

But Clapper says he doesn’t feel it will affect the integrity of the process because of the decentralized nature of it:

(Clapper) ”Run by states and local jurisdictions that make it very hard, I think, to affect the outcome.”

Intelligence has tied email hacks to high levels of Russian government. As for a response, Clapper says that’s a policy matter, not an intelligence matter.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News.

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