The following article, U.S. Intel Community Issues Warning That China, Iran, And Russia Are Attempting To Influence Election, was first published on Flag And Cross.
It really seems that there are a lot of countries out there that have a vested interest in our 2020 presidential election. How else do you explain the U.S. intelligence community having to release an issue about how Iran, China, and Russia attempting to interfere in matters?
Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, William Evania, stated on Friday that the countries mentioned above have been seeking to destroy the faith our citizens have in the democratic election system.
Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:
“Foreign nations continue to use influence measures in social and traditional media in an effort to sway U.S. voters’ preferences and perspectives, to shift U.S. policies, to increase discord, and to undermine confidence in our democratic process,” he said in an update, with roughly 100 days until Election Day.
Evanina said the coronavirus pandemic and the recent protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody “continue to serve as fodder for foreign influence and disinformation efforts” in the United States.
“At this time, we’re primarily concerned with China, Russia, and Iran — although other nation states and nonstate actors could also do harm to our electoral process. Our insights and judgments will evolve as the election season progresses,” Evanina said.
“Russia’s persistent objective is to weaken the United States and diminish our global role,” Evanina said. He pointed to “a range of efforts, including internet trolls and other proxies” while warning that “Russia continues to spread disinformation in the United States that is designed to undermine confidence in our democratic process and denigrate what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment’ in America.”
Evania also said that “China is expanding its influence efforts to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China’s interests, and counter criticism of China.”
The counterintelligence expert then said that Iran “seeks to undermine U.S. democratic institutions and divide the country in advance of the elections,” noting that “Iran’s efforts center around online influence, such as spreading disinformation on social media and recirculating anti-U.S. content.”
You know, these countries really need to take a breather. There’s no need for them to be applying so much effort into destroying our election system and undermining faith in how a democratic republic operates.
The radical Democratic Party is doing a fine job of that all on their own. And if they continue to push the mask mandate agenda as a means of justifying mail-in voting, you can guarantee trust in the system will erode even further.
Given that such measures would be a direct result of the coronavirus, China should take a vacation. Their work here is done.