Psaki says Russia ‘hacked’ 2016 election during briefing on combating disinformation


White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Russian government “hacked our election here” in the United States in 2016 in remarks during a briefing about combating disinformation.

When Psaki was asked on Thursday what is being done to reduce the spread of falsehoods in the U.S. about Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, she said that “the best antidote to misinformation is the truth.” During the same conversation, she accused Russia of hacking the 2016 election despite a lack of evidence from U.S. officials indicating actions from the Kremlin changed vote tallies.

“Matt [Miller of the National Security Council] and I have both spent many versions of time in government, and 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…

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