DNI Report on Foreign Interference in Election Expected Next Month

- THE EPOCH TIMES - Dec 17, 2020 -


John Ratcliffe speaks to the media at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 27, 2020. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Delayed report expected to contain information on foreign interference in 2020 election by the Chinese Communist Party, Russia, and Iran

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said a report on foreign threats to the election would come out next month which would show interference by China, Iran, and Russia, according to CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge.

“DNI Ratcliffe … has access to the most highly classified information that is held by the U.S. government and he told CBS News that there was foreign election interference by China, Iran, and Russia in November of this year,” CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge told CBSN on Dec. 3.

“He is anticipating a public report on those findings in January.”

Amanda Schoch, a spokesperson with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said in a Dec. 16 statement that the intelligence community won’t meet the Dec. 18 deadline set by an executive order to report on foreign threats during this year’s election.

Schoch said they notified of the delay “by career intelligence officials.” She confirmed the report includes information about “relevant” foreign threats from the recent election.

“The IC has received relevant reporting since the election and a number of agencies have not finished coordinating on the product,” Schoch said, adding that Ratcliffe remains committed to an expeditious release of the report.



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