(VIDEO) Šef američke Nacionalne obavještajne službe John Ratcliffe: miješanjem Irana i Rusije u predsjedničke izbore žele naštetiti predsjedniku SAD-a Trumpu

(VIDEO) Šef američke Nacionalne obavještajne službe John Ratcliffe: miješanjem Irana i Rusije u predsjedničke izbore žele naštetiti predsjedniku SAD-a Trumpu

Direktor američke Nacionalne obavještajne službe John Ratcliffe na iznenadno organiziranoj konferenciji za medije na kojoj je sudjelovao i direktor FBI-ja Chris Wray rekao je da su se Iran i Rusija pokušali umješati u predsjedničke izbore 2020. godine kako bi naštetili predsjedniku SAD-a Donaldu Trumpu.

“Imamo potvrde da su Iran i Rusija odvojeno prikupili informacije o registriranim glasačima”, rekao je na konferenciji za medije Ratcliffe.

Direktor američke Nacionalne obavještajne službe Ratcliffe kaže kako su dužnosnici SAD-a već svjedočili “da Iran šalje lažirane e-mailove stvorene da bi se zastrašilo glasače, poticali društveni nemiri i naštetilo predsjedniku Donaldu Trumpu”.

Ratcliffe je rekao da su na elektroničku poštu poslanu u srijedu koja je lažirana da izgleda kao da je došla od skupine Proud Boys, desne skupine koja podržava Trumpa. Američke obavještajne agencije upozorile su da bi se Iran mogao umiješati kako bi naštetio predsjedniku SAD-a Trumpu, a da mu Rusija želi pomoći na izborima.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe stated that Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration information that can be used “to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion, sow chaos, and undermine your confidence in American democracy.” He also stated that Iran has sent “spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump.” And has pushed content that makes untrue claims about people casting fraudulent ballots. Ratcliffe also said that while they have not seen the same actions being taken by Russia, they have obtained voter information like they did in 2016.

Ratcliffe said, “We would like to alert the public that we have identified that two foreign actors, Iran and Russia, have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections. First, we have confirmed that some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran, and separately by Russia. This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion, sow chaos, and undermine your confidence in American democracy. To that end, we have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump. … Additionally, Iran is distributing other content to include a video that implies that individuals could cast fraudulent ballots, even from overseas. This video and any claims about such allegedly fraudulent ballots are not true. These actions are desperate attempts by desperate adversaries. Even if the adversaries pursue further attempts to intimidate or attempt to undermine voter confidence, know that our election systems are resilient and you can be confident your votes are secure.”

He added, “Although we have not seen the same actions from Russia, we are aware that they have obtained some voter information, just as they did in 2016. Rest assured that we are prepared for the possibility of actions by those hostile to democracy.”

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