Both Russia and Iran have separately obtained some U.S. voter registration information and are attempting to use it to intimidate voters, the FBI announced in a Wednesday press conference.
FBI Director Christopher Wray made the announcement alongside Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe in an press conference Wednesday evening. Ratcliffe said Iran has already been found to be sending emails using the obtained registration information to intimidate U.S. citizens into not voting.
This sudden DOJ newser on election security is slated to start at 7:30 ET, 30 minutes into Trump’s scheduled rally in Gastonia, NC
It’s billed as “a press conference with government agencies on election security this evening.” pic.twitter.com/MvMmq3ETRy
— Meredith Lee (@meredithllee) October 21, 2020
Wray took the stage following Ratcliffe’s announcement to say the FBI is confident America’s democratic processes remain unmolested, urging voters to ignore and not share any threatening emails they receive regarding voting.
Ratcliffe: “This is not a partisan issue … We will not tolerate foreign interference” in our elections
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) October 21, 2020
The announcement comes more than a month after the DNI’s office released a report saying the U.S. was aware that Iran, Russia, and China were all seeking to interfere in the U.S. election for different ends. The announcement at the time said Russia sought to support Trump against Biden while Iran and China preferred Trump to lose.
“We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment,’” William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, wrote at the time. “This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia.”
White House correspondent.
So, while Trump was being impeached for his (non) Ukraine crimes, Hunter was actually under FBI investigation and nobody bothered to mention this?https://t.co/v2XSp3l0D9
— W.E. Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) October 22, 2020
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