'I'm not aware of that': DHS secretary claims she hasn't seen intelligence assessment that Russia helped Trump
Kirstjen Nielsen speaks to reporters (CNN/screen grab)

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday insisted that she had not seen the intelligence community's assessment which concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election in order to help President Donald Trump.


Following a classified election security briefing for Congress, Nielsen spoke to reporters, including CNN's Manu Raju.

"Do you have any reason to doubt the Jan. 17th [2017] Intelligence Committee assessment that said it was [Russian President] Vladimir Putin who tried to meddle in this election to help President Trump?" Raju asked.

"I do not believe that I've seen that conclusion that specific intent was to help President Trump win," Nielsen insisted. "I am not aware of that."

The DHS secretary added: "But I have no reason to doubt any intelligence assessment."

Watch the video below from CNN.