Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., Monday walked back claims he made during an on-air interview that Ukrainians could have been behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton campaign during the 2016 presidential election cycle.
“I was wrong. The only evidence I have and I think it overwhelming is that it was Russia who tried to hack the DNC computer,” the senator told CNN’s Chris Cuomo regarding remarks he had made Sunday to Fox News host Chris Wallace.
After Wallace asked him who he thought was responsible for hacking the DNC and Clinton campaign and pilfering emails, Kennedy replied, “I don’t know. Nor do you. Nor do any of us.” When the news host pointed out that the whole intelligence community agreed the culprit was Russia, Kennedy said, “Right. But it could also be Ukraine. I’m not saying I know one way or the other.”
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