Former President Jimmy Carter said in a recent interview that he does not believe Russia stole the election from former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE in 2016.
“I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes," Carter told The New York Times in an interview published on Saturday.
The former president notes in the interview that he and former first lady Rosalynn Carter disagree on the matter.
“Rosie and I have a difference of opinion on that,” he said.
“They [the Russians] obviously did,” the former first lady said.
The comments from the former president and first lady, who say they voted for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders Texas House Republican tests positive for coronavirus in latest breakthrough case In defense of share buybacks Progressives seething over Biden's migrant policies MORE (I-Vt.) in the Democratic primary, come as the congressional and federal probes continue to investigate alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling.
The probes have recently zeroed in on social media's role in the election after it was revealed that Russian-based hackers used social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to attempt to influence the race.
President Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that Facebook was on the side of Clinton.
Crooked Hillary Clinton spent hundreds of millions of dollars more on Presidential Election than I did. Facebook was on her side, not mine!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017