Thursday, October 22, 2020
The disclosure by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe at a hastily called news conference marked the first time Iran has been accused of targeting specific voters in a bid to undermine democratic confidence - just four years after Russian online operations marred the 2016 presidential vote.
The emails claimed to be from a pro-Trump group called the Proud Boys, but evidence had mounted that they in fact were the work of another, hidden actor. U.S. officials said that was Iran, a nation that increasingly had clashed with the president in recent years.
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