There has been a stir in the US for the upcoming presidential election. This time Donald Trump and Joe Biden are face to face and both are posing their claim. Meanwhile, a US intelligence official said that Russia is trying to discredit Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden before the presidential election in November in the country. At the same time, people associated with the Kremlin want to see President Donald Trump win the re-election.
The US official also said that China does not want to see Trump becoming president again. It is intensifying its efforts to shape public policy in the US and pressure political parties opposed to China’s interests.
William Ivanina, head of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), which guards the country’s intelligence program, made this statement in relation to Russia on Friday. This is believed to be the clearest announcement by the US intelligence community about Russia’s efforts to re-elect Trump. This is a sensitive subject for Trump and he has rejected the intelligence agency’s assessment that Russia had tried to help him in the 2016 election.
Russia is against him because of Biden’s role as vice-president in US policies against Ukraine-backed and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in the country’s predecessor Obama administration.
When asked about the intelligence officer’s statement, Trump said on Friday evening, “I think the last person Russia would like to see in the presidency would be Donald Trump because no one was more strict against Russia than me.” Although he seems to agree that China does not want to see him becoming President again, “If Biden were the President, China would run our country.”
Prior to Ivanina’s statement, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic Party lawmakers had criticized the intelligence community hiding special intelligence about the threat of foreign interference in American politics. Ivanina said, “We are mainly concerned with ongoing and potential activities from China, Russia and Iran.”