Asked by RT's Gayane Chichakyan if Friday's public intelligence report should have contained evidence, State Department spokesman John Kirby said that no one should be surprised that US intelligence agencies were keeping evidence secret in order to protect their sources and methods.
"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.
The assessment in Friday's report was made "by all 17 intelligence communities. All of them came to the same basic conclusion: that Russia interfered in the US election," Kirby said. "All of our intelligence communities came to the same basic conclusion, over and over again."