The director of the US National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, warned this Wednesday that Iran and Russia have obtained information from American voters and that they are trying to interfere in the elections on November 3.
“We want to alert the population that we have identified that two foreign actors, Iran and Russia, have taken specific actions to influence public opinion in relation to our elections, “Ratcliffe said at an FBI appearance 13 days before the election.
According to the director of National Intelligence, both Russia and Iran have accessed data from American voters, information that Tehran would have already used to hurt the president Donald Trump, according to CON Ratcliffe.
“We have already seen,” he said, “Iran send fake emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social tension and harm President Trump. “
Ratcliffe also denounced that Tehran is distributing a video “suggesting that individuals may vote fraudulently”, something that he said “is not true”.
“These actions are desperate attempts by desperate adversaries,” he added.
On Russia, the director of National Intelligence said that there is no evidence that he has used the information at the moment you have obtained.
This appearance comes after Democratic voters in states like Florida or Alaska they have received intimidating emails in recent days allegedly sent by the far-right group Proud Boys.
The emails, which according to the United States were actually sent by Iran, they threatened Democrats to vote for Trump.
In the same appearance, the director of the FBI, the agency in charge of ensuring electoral security, Christopher Wray, said that “will not tolerate foreign interference” in the American elections.
“We have worked for years to build resilience in our electoral infrastructure and today that infrastructure remains strong. You must be sure that your vote counts “, Wray assured.