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Republican Lawmaker Withdraws Hack Allegations Saying He Misspoke

Michael McCaul had earlier alleged that like DNC, the Republican National Committee computers were also breached by Russian hackers.

Republican lawmaker Michael McCaul has clarified that he misspoke when he said in a recent interview that Republican National Committee (RNC) computers had been hacked by Russians, reports Reuters. This retraction follows the denial of such a breach by RNC communications chief Sean Spicer.

In an interview to CNN, McCaul had said Russians had hacked both the Democrats and the RNC and it was a matter for concern.

"I misspoke by asserting that the RNC was hacked. What I had intended to say was that in addition to the DNC hack, Republican political operatives have also been hacked," later said McCaul.

A Reuters report last month too suggested a hack on RNC while recently, Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile alleged Russian agents were trying to manipulate the November presidential poll.

Read more on Reuters.

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