Psaki tells TikTok influencers Russia ‘hacked our election’ in 2016

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White Home press secretary Jen Psaki spoke with in style customers of the Chinese language social media platform TikTok on Thursday, the place she claimed that the Russian authorities “hacked” the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Throughout a briefing for TikTok influencers about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Psaki famous that that not like earlier diplomatic conflicts with Russia, the U.S. authorities has declassified data related to the general public.

“The best antidote to disinformation is the truth. And one of the big steps we’ve taken, and made a decision to make, is declassify information over the course of the last several months,” Psaki instructed the group. 

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“If you look back at 2014, and frankly even 2016, when Russia invaded Ukraine and then in 2016, when they, you know, of course, hacked our election here, we did not do that, we did not declassify information,” Psaki instructed the group of influencers.

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Whereas Russian hackers had been behind the stealing of emails from Democratic officers like John Podesta, there is no such thing as a proof that they tampered with election outcomes as a part of the 2016 hacking spree. 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

White Home press secretary Jen Psaki speaks throughout a press briefing on the White Home, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photograph/Patrick Semansky)
(AP Photograph/Patrick Semansky)

Psaki was joined on the decision by an official from the Nationwide Safety Council, who added to Psaki’s statements on Russian disinformation, saying that the Biden administration’s right prediction that Ukraine can be invaded has given the White Home extra credibility transferring ahead.

“I think we’ve now built up a bit of credibility, we absolutely were not crying wolf here. And every step we predicted the Russians were going to take, they have taken,” the official stated. 

“So hopefully that has helped cut down the credibility of their disinformation. But it is still a daily struggle where we’re constantly trying to knock down things they are saying, accusations they are making that have no basis in fact at all.”

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A recording of the White Home briefing was posted on-line by a Washington Put up reporter. 

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