PressTV-Russia, Iran, China tried US poll meddling: US spy chief

The top US intelligence official has accused Russia, China and Iran of running election meddling campaign during American mid-term polls last November in an official report to the White House but insisted that no election systems were compromised.

“Russia and other foreign countries, including China and Iran, conducted influence activities and messaging campaigns targeted at the United States to promote their strategic interests” during the 2018 midterm elections, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats wrote in a report to the White House unveiled late Friday.

US President Donald Trump had ordered Coats’s office – under executive order 13848 — to conduct a review within 45 days of the November 6, 2018 election amid political pressures calling on him to respond more forcefully to alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential campaign.

Trump declared in September that such interference constituted a national…

Read more