The Russia threat is far from over. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo recently issued a grave warning. He expects Kremlin-associated meddlers to try to interfere with America’s upcoming midterm elections. Officials must prepare to defend themselves against the “very focused infiltration” techniques employed by Russian agents.
“But I am confident that America will be able to have a free and fair election. That we’ll push back in a way that is sufficiently robust that the impact they have on our election won’t be great.”
Most security experts admit that Russian operatives attempted to influence the last presidential elections.
A lot of Democrats hold the mistaken idea that Hillary Clinton was the only candidate bashed by the Kremlin. Then-candidate Donald Trump also became fell prey to foreign fake news writers.
Russia may have attempted to sway the election, but their actions have little to do with President Trump. It’s absurd that liberals are dragging his name in through the mud with their bogus collusion investigation.
Pompeo admitted that U.S. intelligence officers were engaged in trying to battle Russian hackers and scammers. President Trump has been relatively closed off regarding Russia, he never seemed to put much stock into the election meddling theories.
Perhaps that’s because the mainstream media talking heads usually exaggerated what happened in their accounts.
Pompeo insisted that President Trump has no problem admitting the truth.
“I don’t do fine lines. I do the truth… We deliver nearly every day personally to the president the most exquisite truth that we know from the CIA. Whatever the facts may be we deliver them unvarnished as accurately and as forcefully as we can,” he told the BBC.
“The claim that the president isn’t engaged and doesn’t have a grasp on these important issues is dangerous and false, and it saddens me that someone would have taken the time to write such drivel.”
The Kremlin, led by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has repeatedly denied election interference allegations. Earlier this week Russian officials accused the U.S. of doing its own meddling after the Trump administration published a list of Russian oligarchs and promised to look into their connection to Putin.
“We do think that this is a direct and obvious attempt to time some sort of action to coincide with our elections in order to influence them,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists Monday. “We disagree with this, and we are sure this will have no influence.”
Despite the gravity of the threat, Director Pompeo isn’t afraid. He told reporters that the CIA is the finest intelligence agency in the world, and it’s clear that he truly believes that. His agents, backed by the support of President Trump, are more than capable of defending America’s interests.
During the 2011-2012 protests that erupted across Russia, Vladimir Putin routinely accused the CIA of meddling in his affairs and trying to sabotage the country’s elections. The Kremlin’s actions in 2016 might be viewed as revenge.
Most experts agree that Putin’s 2012 allegations against the U.S. were baseless. The protests that roiled the country were organic and not prompted by an outside force. Putin regularly uses the U.S. as a bogeyman to frighten his critics.
Russia may also be strutting for value. If foreign nations believe that the Kremlin has the power to sway important elections in the U.S., it can only benefit Russia. Putin’s supporters are invigorated by reports of his political prowess.
Contrary to the expectations held by the left, President Trump has been tough on Russia throughout his first year in office.
Director Pompeo also warned about the increasing threat posed by China.
“We can watch very focused efforts to steal American information, to infiltrate the United States with spies, with people who are going to work on behalf of the Chinese government against America,” he said.
“We see it in our schools, in our hospitals and medical systems, we see it throughout corporate America. These efforts we have to all be more focused on. We have to do better at pushing back against Chinese efforts to covertly influence the world.”