Election Meddling - Who was really behind it?
By: KAREN YOURISH and TROY GRIGGS
Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of homeland security, said that Russia was attempting to influence the midterm elections. Ms. Nielsen was joined at the briefing by Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, and Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the head of the National Security Agency. Tom Brenner for The New York Times
American intelligence agencies and both parties on Capitol Hill are in consensus that, as Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, said, “Russia conducted an unprecedented influence campaign to interfere in the U.S. electoral and political process.”
T he federal and congressional intelligence and national security groups that have stated that Russia interfered in the election:
1. Central Intelligence Agency
2. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
4. National Security Agency
5. Justice Department
6. Department of Homeland Security
7. House Intelligence Committee
8. Senate Intelligence Committee
In a January 2017 assessment , the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the F.B.I. and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence concluded that Russia interfered in the election. Officials across the intelligence community have affirmed the findings in the report.