An investigation into foreign attempts to compromise the infrastructure of U.S. election systems and political campaigns during the 2018 mid-term congressional elections found no “material” impacts, according to the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice.
In a joint report delivered to President Trump on Monday, the two departments “have concluded that there is no evidence to date that any identified activities of a foreign government or foreign agent had a material impact on the integrity or security of election infrastructure or political/campaign infrastructure used in the 2018 midterm elections for the United States Congress,” DHS and DoJ said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
The specific findings of the DHS and DoJ report are classified.
The departments said their report was informed by a report done by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which released a statement on Monday evening that it, along with DHS and the FBI, held classified briefings the same day for officials representing state election infrastructures nationwide.
The intelligence workshop was hosted by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and drew 150 people, including elections officials from 40 states.
“The goal of this collaborative event was to enhance existing partnerships to ensure the sharing of timely, substantive information on threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure,” the ODNI said.
In the statement by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker the senior Trump administration officials said their departments worked closely with public and private sector partners to support the security of elections systems, adding that they are already working to secure the 2020 elections.