The former head of the Department of Homeland Security says the Democratic National Committee didn't want help after their systems were hacked, according to Jeh Johnson who testified in front of the House Intel Committee Wednesday.
Johnson talked specifically about the vulnerabilities in the DNC system stemming from Russia's hack.
"The FBI and the DNC had been in contact with each other months before about the intrusion," Johnson said, "and the DNC did not feel it needed DHS's assistance at that time."
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"My interest in helping them was definitely of nonpartisan interest," Johnson added, "and I recall very clearly that I was not pleased that we were not in there helping them patch this vulnerability."
He also said the scale of Russia's meddling is unprecedented.
"In 2016, the Russian government, at the direction of Vladimir Putin himself, orchestrated cyber attacks on our nation for the purpose of influence our election," he said. "That is a fact, plain and simple."
Johnson said Russia attacks didn't result in any actual votes being changed or altered.