America's top spy hunter warns Russia is working to "denigrate" Biden and "boost" Trump - 2020-08-07

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F1.png America's top spy hunter warns Russia is working to "denigrate" Biden and "boost" Trump August 7, 2020, AJ Vicens, Mother Jones

A senior Trump counterintelligence official said on Friday afternoon that Russia "is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden" and that "Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump's candidacy on social media."

The intelligence official's statement says "Kremlin-linked actors" are working to help reelect the president.

Despite the assessment of the US intelligence community and several congressional investigations, Trump has always considered any suggestion that Russia aided his 2016 victory as a hoax, and insisted any suggestion that it would do so again in 2020 totally untrue. But the statement by William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said Russia was already doing just that, describing Russia's antagonism toward Biden as consistent with its public criticism of his role in US policy regarding Ukraine during the Obama administration, and its support for anti-Putin opposition within Russia.

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{{cite news | first = AJ | last = Vicens | title = America's top spy hunter warns Russia is working to "denigrate" Biden and "boost" Trump | url = https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2020/08/russia-denigrate-biden-boost-trump/ | work = Mother Jones | date = August 7, 2020 | accessdate = August 8, 2020 }}