This week, Speaker of the U.S. of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) issued a joint statement following the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) releasing an update on election security and foreign threats one hundred days before the presidential election:
“Almost exactly four years ago, we first observed the Russians engaging in covert actions designed to influence the presidential race in favor of Donald Trump and to sow discord in the United States. Now, the Russians are once again trying to influence the election and divide Americans, and these efforts must be deterred, disrupted and exposed,” said the statement that contains already refuted claims and out-and-out mendacious information.
“The statement just released by NCSC Director William Evanina does not go nearly far enough in arming the American people with the knowledge they need about how foreign powers are seeking to influence our political process,” said the Democratic Party leaders, who aren’t shy about their hatred of President Donald Trump and of Trump supporters..
“The [Evanina] statement gives a false sense of equivalence to the actions of foreign adversaries by listing three countries of unequal intent, motivation and capability together,” the Democrat’s press statement noted.
“The statement, moreover, fails to fully delineate the goal, nature, scope and capacity to influence our election, information the American people must have as we go into November. To say without more, for example, that Russia seeks to ‘denigrate what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment’ in America’ is so generic as to be almost meaningless. The statement omits much on a subject of immense importance,” claim Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff and Warner in their joint statement.
“In our letter two weeks ago, we called on the FBI to provide a defensive briefing to the entire Congress about specific threats related to a concerted foreign disinformation campaign, and this is more important than ever. But a far more concrete and specific statement needs to be made to the American people, consistent with the need to protect sources and methods,” the press release said.
“We can trust the American people with knowing what to do with the information they receive and making those decisions for themselves. But they cannot do so if they are kept in the dark about what our adversaries are doing, and how they are doing it. When it comes to American elections, Americans must decide,” the self-righteous Democrats allege.
“Sadly, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were notified about the Democratic National Committee (DNC) allegations that suspects hacked into the DNC’s computer system and pilfered information on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign something bizarre occurred: the leaders of the DNC refused access to the FBI agents who wished to inspect the DNC system,” said white-collar crime investigator Teddy Manocota.
“That like a robbery or burglary victim refusing to allow police detectives access to the crime scene. But with the help of the news media’s libelous assault on Trump and his White House team, the DNC got away with their stonewalling,” said Inv. Manocota.
According to the National Counterintelligence and Security Center’s Director Evanina:
At this time, we’re primarily concerned with China, Russia and Iran — although other nation states and non-state actors could also do harm to our electoral process. Our insights and judgments will evolve as the election season progresses.
- 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. Beijing recognizes its efforts might affect the presidential race.
- Russia’s persistent objective is to weaken the United States and diminish our global role. Using a range of efforts, including internet trolls and other proxies, Russia continues to spread disinformation in the U.S. that is designed to undermine confidence in our democratic process and denigrate what it sees as an anti-Russia “establishment” in America.
- Iran seeks to undermine U.S. democratic institutions and divide the country in advance of the elections. Iran’s efforts center around online influence, such as spreading disinformation on social media and recirculating anti-U.S. content.