Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement on the declassified Intelligence Community assessment of Russian meddling:

“This report confirms what we already know: Vladimir Putin’s acts of aggression pose serious threats to vital U.S. interests.  The Obama administration’s response to Putin’s propaganda machine was weak and ineffective in Eastern Europe, and now we’re paying the price here at home.  The U.S. can’t continue to lose this fight.  That’s why, as Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, I will continue to make countering Russia’s weaponization of information a top priority. 

“That said, as this report found, there is nothing to suggest Russian meddling impacted our voting and tallying process in any way.  Donald Trump won.”