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.