Republican National Committee (RNC) strategist Sean Spicer on Wednesday denied a report that the committee's data had been hacked.

"Not true," Spicer tweeted, sharing a link from reporter sharing news of the hack. 

"Contrary to reports, there has been no known breech of @gop networks," Spicer added.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) told CNN Wednesday that the RNC's data had been hacked, but quickly walked back his assertion. 


"It's important to note that they have not only hacked into the [Democratic National Committee] but also the RNC," McCaul, the Homeland Security chairman, told CNN. 

In an almost immediate followup statement, he said he misspoke and meant to say "republican political operatives" had also been affected. 


"So they are not discriminating one party against the other. The Russians are basically — have hacked into both parties at the national level and that gives us all concern about what their motivations are," McCaul told CNN. 

"What they intend to do with that information, I don't know."

McCaul also said he doesn't trust Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"I don't trust his intentions," he said.

I think Russia's not our friend here either."

Updated 7:05 p.m.