According to a brand new intelligence report by the US intelligence agencies released on Sunday, August 9, China will influence the upcoming 2020 presidential elections to favour Democratic candidate Joe Biden while the Russian government favors a Trump re-election.
According to the report, global powers China and Russia are in position to interfere with proceedings to make sure that their pick seals the White House position.
The report alleges China want to get rid of ‘unpredictable’ Trump as tensions between Washington and Beijing have intensified during the primary term of the Trump administration thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic plus other issues while Russia wants to discredit Joe Biden with their own interests in mind.
“Ahead of the 2020 US elections, foreign states will still use covert and overt influence measures in their attempts to sway US voters’ preferences and perspectives, shift US policies, increase discord within the us, and undermine the American people’s confidence in our democratic process,” said William Evanina, who leads the National Counterintelligence and Security Center
Evanina also said that tactics that might be used, in addition because the spread of disinformation and propaganda, include attempts at compromising equipment employed in the election. this might be either to change the lead to their favor or to convey a misunderstanding that the results are tampered with.
While chatting with congress, she also revealed another player within the up I ng elections was Iran, saying the Islamic Republic aims to spread disinformation to divide the country and hurt the probabilities of Trump to stay in power.
Trump’s and Biden’s campaign have both denied requesting foreign help.
Tony Blinken, Biden’s campaign senior advisor says Biden “has led the fight against foreign interference for years, and has refused to simply accept any foreign materials intended to assist him during this election,” adding that this is often “something that Donald Trump and his campaign have repeatedly did not do.”
Trump’s reelection campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, said;
“We don’t need or want foreign interference, and President Trump will beat Joe Biden fair and square.”