China has the most massive program for politically influencing the United States, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Friday.
“When it comes to elections, the Intelligence Committee has made it very clear that you have China first, which has the most massive program for politically influencing the United States, you have Iran, you have Russia,” O’Brien said in one Press conference. “These are all three emissaries trying to disrupt our election.”
Robert O’Brien said China is engaging in massive cyber activities targeting the US. However, Washington is taking strong countermeasures and will ultimately prevail, he added.
“We made it very clear to the Chinese, Russians, Iranians and others, who were not made public, that anyone who tries to interfere in the American elections will face extraordinary consequences,” said O’Brien.
In early August, William Evanina, director of the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said US intelligence estimates said China wanted US President Donald Trump to lose in the upcoming presidential election in November while Russia allegedly worked to win Democratic presidential candidate Joe to vilify Biden.
Mr Evanina made the allegations with no evidence that Kremlin-related actors want to support Trump’s candidacy on social media and on Russian television. In addition, the official said Iran should make efforts alongside China to prevent Trump from being re-elected.
Russia has repeatedly denied being involved in the US political system, claiming that such acts violate the principles of Moscow’s foreign policy.
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