Russia, China, Iran Tried to Influence Midterm Elections, U.S. Says

President Donald Trump’s top intelligence adviser Dan Coats stated that Russia, China and Iran attempted to influence the November midterm elections but did not manage to compromise infrastructure to tamper with the votes, Bloomberg informed.

“Russia and other foreign countries, including China and Iran, conducted influence activities and messaging campaigns targeted at the United States to promote their strategic interests,” Director of National Intelligence said in a statement Friday, following a review of the election by his office.

The President had given an order to Coats’s office to start a review within 45 days of the Nov. 6 election due to calls for the President to have a more forceful response to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. The report, which was delivered to the White House on Friday, was not released to the public.

The intelligence community did not find any evidence that the election infrastructure had been compromised to the degree that could have prevented voting, changed vote counts or disrupted the ability to tally votes, Coats stated.

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