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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.

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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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...U.S. officials on Wednesday night accused Iran of targeting American voters with faked but menacing emails and warned that both Iran and Russia had obtained voter data that could be used to endanger the upcoming election.

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 claim that Iran was behind the email operation, which became news Tuesday as Democrats in several swing states reported receiving emails demanding that they vote for President Donald Trump, came without specific evidence, and other U.S. officials, speaking privately, stressed that Russia still remained the major threat to the 2020 election.

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....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-22 10:14 AM | Reply

Riiiggghhhttt!

I heard it was likely Russia trying the old double switch, to get the Proud Boofs and Orange Hitler some sympathy.

#2 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-10-22 02:08 PM | Reply

Iran poses as Proud Boys

The country did?

Did it get fat and stupid, walking around strapped, yelling shht at law enforcement?

Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey and Pakistan should hold Iran down and slap it around until it gets over this faze.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-22 02:14 PM | Reply

Are you sure it's Iran or did Trump direct the FBI to blame Iran to protect the proud boys??

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-10-22 08:50 PM | Reply

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