US Intelligence Warns of 2018 Russian Election Meddling
“Frankly, the United States is under attack.” So said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who told Congress yesterday that he’s seen evidence that Russian agents are already attempting to interfere in midterm elections. Coats said they’ll again use social media to spread false information, noting that Moscow believes it successfully influenced 2016 results. CIA Director Mike Pompeo and FBI chief Chris Wray confirmed “significant” Russian efforts to disrupt both American and European ballots. Federal intelligence authorities say they’ll share information on specific threats with state and local election agencies.