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No Sign of 'Material' Nation-State Actor Impact on 2018 US Midterms

That's the conclusion of a classified postmortem report sent to the White House yesterday by Acting Attorney General and DHS Secretary.

Dark Reading Staff

February 6, 2019

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A classified report submitted to the White House on Monday concludes that there was no evidence of "material impact" of any foreign entities on the integrity and security of the US 2018 midterm campaign and election infrastructures.

The joint classified report, signed off by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, was based on findings prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The Department of Justic and DHS said work is now underway to secure the 2020 US elections from nation-state meddling and hacking. 

"While the report remains classified, its findings will help drive future efforts to protect election and political/campaign infrastructure from foreign interference," the DoJ said in a press release.

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