There Was ‘A Conscious Effort By A Nation-State’ To Affect The Election, According To The NSA Chief

11.16.16 1 year ago 13 Comments

NSA director and U.S. Naval officer Adm. Michael S. Rogers took the stage for some questions at the WSJ’s CEO Council on Wednesday, focusing on the role of hacking in world affairs and dropping a few confirmations at the effect hacking had on the 2016 presidential election. The admiral made sure to let the crowd know that Wikileaks and Julian Assange did nothing but further the agenda of some nation state in an effort to obtain their desired outcome, echoing the sentiments of the intelligence community from back in October:

“There shouldn’t be any doubt in anybody’s minds, this was not something that was done casually, this was not something that was done by chance, this was not a target that was selected purely arbitrarily. This was a conscious effort by a nation-state to attempt to achieve a specific effect,”

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