Republican Representative Trent Franks said on MSNBC that Russian hacking of the emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman "succeeded" in providing information that the media could not obtain. "I'm all for doing what's necessary to protect the election here," Franks began. "But there's no suggestion that Russia hacked into our voting systems or anything like that. If anything, whatever they may have done was to try to use information in a way that may have affected something that they believe was in their best interest. But the bottom line, if they succeeded, if Russia succeeded, in giving the American people information that was accurate, then they merely did what the media should have done."