Only hours after calling public concerns about Russia’s involvement in the pre-election hacking of the DNC’s email servers “a political witch hunt,” President-elect Donald Trump seems to have had a slight change of heart about America’s intelligence community.

Trump had a meeting with top intelligence officials on Friday, wherein he was briefed on election-related Russian hacking. Immediately following the meeting, the businessman-turned-president released an official statement indicating that he valued the information he was provided, though he made sure to clarify that there were still no signs that Russia had a direct effect on the outcome of the election.

“While Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions, businesses and organizations including the Democrat National Committee, there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election, including the fact that there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines,” Trump announced in a statement after the meeting.

He went on: “I have tremendous respect for the work and service done by the men and women of this community to our great nation.”