"These thefts, as well as disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails by the Guccifer 2.0 persona, were meant to interfere with the USA election process", the office said in a statement.
Electoral College electors will not receive an intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Friday.
Electoral College members who wanted an intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the presidential election are out of luck.
The statement also said that the intelligence community will brief Congress and make the findings available to the public once the review of potential foreign interference in elections since 2008 is available.
On October 7, 2016, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence publicly stated that they were "confident" that the Russian government directed compromises of emails from US persons and institutions and that these thefts, as well as disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails by the Guccifer 2.0 persona, were meant to interfere with the USA election process.
Leaders close to the party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, were the hacker's primary targets, according to assessments from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In a statement released Friday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said, despite multiple requests from Members of Congress and electors, it was standing by a previous statement on Russia's involvement. He said he told Putin to "cut it out". "And in fact, we did not see further tampering of the election process, but the leaks through WikiLeaks had already occurred", Obama said.
A group of electors for Democrat Hillary Clinton called on Clapper to brief them on the matter earlier this month, CNN reports. That's when a letter, written by Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine Pelosi, appeared online signed by 10 electors.
They wanted to know if President-elect Donald Trump or his campaign had any ties to the Kremlin's interference in the election or anything else that could sway their decision of "whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as president of the United States".