US intelligence agencies are not able to reveal evidence of their claims that Russia interfered in US elections because it’s secret, according to spokesman for the US State Department, John Kirby.
“Most American people understand that they have the responsibility to protect their sources and methods,” Kirby said, adding it would be “irresponsible” to do otherwise. It is up to the agencies to decide which information they share with the public.
“We rely on them to make that determination for themselves,” the State Department spokesman said at Monday’s press briefing.
Kirby emphasized that US intelligence keep evidence secret in order to protect their sources and there is no reason to not believe to the report.
However, even the actual report describes itself as just an “analytic assessment drafted and coordinated among The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and The National Security Agency (NSA)” and does not pretend to include some evidence of ‘Russian hacking’.