Vice President Mike Pence said that foreign interference didn’t impact the results of the 2016 presidential election — and that Americans “can be confident” in the election results at an Axios event Wednesday afternoon. He did, however, admit that “there were efforts by Russia” to impact the election and highlighted forthcoming efforts for a “hardening” of election infrastructure.
“Well, the first thing that we all agree is — irrespective of efforts that were made in 2016 by foreign powers — it is the universal conclusion of our intelligence communities that none of those efforts had any impact on the outcome of the 2016 election.”
— Vice President Mike Pence
The White House has given mixed signals about the exact information regarding Porter, including who knew what when and what was (or was not) done.