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U.S. counterspy chief warns Russia, China, Iran trying to meddle in 2020 election

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with Russia already trying to undercut presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

Just like Russia did to Clinton in 2016. Even though Russian and Republican rapid response team workers, those saying 'muh Russia', continue to claim Russia didn't meddle. Say, whose side are the Republicans on, Russia's or America's?

He said his agency assessed that China would prefer that Trump not win re-election, because Beijing regards him as too unpredictable.

'Too unpredictable'. Nutshell. I think China wants to see Trump remain. During his watch the US continues to get weaker, allowing both China and Russia to get stronger. I wonder what will happen to Trump, Ivanka and Jared's numerous business deals with members of the Chinese Communist Party.

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In an unusual public statement, William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said those countries were using online disinformation and other means to try to influence voters, stir up disorder and undermine American voters' confidence in the democratic process.

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In an unusual public statement, William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said those countries were using online disinformation and other means to try to influence voters, stir up disorder and undermine American voters' confidence in the democratic process, just like we do in other countries.

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So multiple US intelligence agencies have concluded that China is backing Biden and will try to meddle in the election.

Shouldn’t the left be up in arms about this meddling, or are they quietly happy that a Communist country is helping them.

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So multiple US intelligence agencies have concluded that China is backing Biden and will try to meddle in the election.

Shouldn’t the left be up in arms about this meddling, or are they quietly happy that a Communist country is helping them.

What does Putin think?

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Most of the United States population would prefer trump to lose, too.

Wow, China vs. Russia in US election meddling..........

The age of Trump has brought American democracy to new lows.

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Just like Russia did to Clinton in 2016. Even though Russian and Republican rapid response team workers, those saying 'muh Russia', continue to claim Russia didn't meddle. Say, whose side are the Republicans on, Russia's or America's?

They did meddle, but they didn’t sway the election according to Mueller and his 3 year investigation.

He said his agency assessed that China would prefer that Trump not win re-election, because Beijing regards him as too unpredictable.

'Too unpredictable'. Nutshell. I think China wants to see Trump remain.

No, they don’t, they really don’t.

During his watch the US continues to get weaker,

The Democrats are not helping as long as they continue to force their states to stay locked down, people can’t work, go to school, it will continue to weaken.

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I'm sure that there are some people in Russia, China, and Iran sending misinformation to the American public, via CNN, FOX, NYT, basically the whole alphabet soup of American media, because that is what the American media hired and pays them to do, and promotes them from freelancer to correspondent to 'expert' for doing.

But the reality is that even if the Chinese, Russia, and Iran made a coordinated, national, persistent effort at aiming misinformation about American politics and politicians at the American population, they'd be drowned out by the misinformation about American politics and politicians just ONE of the American political factions is aiming at the American population.

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it’s really clear.

He said his agency assessed that China would prefer that Trump not win re-election, because Beijing regards him as too unpredictable.

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Geopolitics as usual.

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It’s obvious, block the whole internet in America until the voting is completed.

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Twitter nailed it.

“Otherwise summarized as no foreign country wants Trump to win, Iran and China definitely want Trump to lose, and Russia is “publicizing” what Joe Biden himself said and using RT, the network Adam Schiff has appeared on. Seems like a win for Trump.”

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The top U.S. counterintelligence official on Friday warned that Russia, China and Iran will all try to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, with Russia already trying to undercut presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

BINGO! Putin once again trying to get his Puppet elected - so they both can continue to attack American democracy and Make Russia Great Again...

And all the Trump supporters who parrot the Russian propaganda from Fox News and the other far-right media sites are just as complicit...

Just as in 2016, its not Trump/Pence, it's Trump/Putin 2020...

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those countries were using online disinformation and other means to try to influence voters, stir up disorder and undermine American voters' confidence in the democratic process.

So troublesome? The simplest way for China to get rid of Trump is to buy advertisement in US media like "we sincerely support our best friend for 2nd term... _ China CCP "

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Why does everybody think Russia is a friend of trump? They just vaguely threatened US with a nuke response if any missile (even non nuclear) that hit Russian soil today. That is not very friendly talk.

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So troublesome? The simplest way for China to get rid of Trump is to buy advertisement in US media like "we sincerely support our best friend for 2nd term... _ China CCP "

That might help him more.

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BINGO! Putin once again trying to get his Puppet elected - so they both can continue to attack American democracy and Make Russia Great Again...

Don't know which bingo hall you're in but successive Dems presidency shafting Russia is what has made Putin the powerful statesmen he is today.

Regan and even Bush lead Russia towards democracy, gained the trust of the Russian people, opened up Russia to the west, Russia even offered help with Afghanistan post 9/11, even though it was on their door step.

Then Clinton and Obama came along, and Russia is back to distrust with the west, Crimea annexation...

Trump is just here to fix past mistakes made by Dems presidents.

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Trump is just here to fix past mistakes made by Dems presidents.

That's some grand fairy tale....

I guess he's going to fix it by cozying up to a country that interfered in our democracy in 2016, invaded and occupied another country, sends assassination teams overseas to kill its dissidents, dispatches nuclear capable bombers to intrude on our airspace, and props up a dictator in the Middle East that gases his own people...

I guess this is just another group of folks that Trump thinks are "very fine people"...

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Look who says it, a representative of the country who could meddle into internal affairs of any country around the globe. And boast of it.

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strangely I see no articles in the liberal media telling us that Iran and China want Biden to win.

Just kind of swept that part under the rug....nothing to see here!

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strangely I see no articles in the liberal media telling us that Iran and China want Biden to win.

So do many of us. What's your point?

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So China and Iran are interfering in the election, correct?

They dont want Trump to win.

So hostile foreign countries are interfering to help.....Joe Biden.

Seems that would be important.

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Why? Because the Trump campaign asked and received help from Russian in 2016? I guess you guys are afraid the Democrats may play your game.

And they'd be silly not to now. You guys wrote the rules - it's ok to ask for and receive help from foreign powers. Now the Democrats would be playing a lesser game if they didn't step up.

I mean, after 2016, is anyone silly enough to think that the Trump campaign isn't working with Putin to get Trump re-elected? After Trump has done Putin's bidding for four years?

Well, I bet the Republicans are that silly. And we'll see some in this very thread.

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