Russian Federation is trying to "weaken and divide" the United States ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, members of President Donald Trump's national security team said Thursday, pointing to efforts to combat election interference this fall.
Coats: "In regards to Russian involvement in the midterm elections, we continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States ..."
Wraytold reporters that compared to 2016, in 2018, "We are not yet seeing the same kind of efforts to specifically target election infrastructure", but that other efforts to influence public opinion continue.
U.S. national security chiefs have lined up to warn American democracy is in the "crosshairs" of foreign adversaries for elections in 2018 and 2020.
The press briefing comes amidst a flurry of activity by the Trump administration, federal investigators and the tech industry concerning Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections.
During an interview Monday July 23, 2018, Palazchenko declined to call the latest Helsinki meeting between US President Trump and Russian President Putin an outright failure, but said there seems a lack of clarity on exactly what the two agreed on.
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it had uncovered a new coordinated political influence campaign to mislead its users and sow dissension among voters ahead of congressional elections. "Our adversaries have shown they have the willingness and capability to interfere in our elections".
"Jared is working on a lot of very important things, this has become I think just about number one on your list - who would have thought?"
"We're aware that Russian Federation is not the only country that has an interest in trying to influence our domestic political environment", Coats said, though he declined to be more specific.
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Bolton said Thursday that Trump is "leading unprecedented action to punish Russia" for its efforts to disrupt American elections.
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Among the new accounts were one called " Resisters " which promoted a fake anti-right wing protest in August in Washington D.C. The company says it does not know who is behind the efforts, but said there are may be connections to Russian Federation.