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.
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