Russia and Iran both carried out operations to try to interfere in the 2020 presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, according to a U.S. intelligence report released Tuesday.
The U.S. intelligence community also determined that China did not try to change the outcome of the 2020 races, and said there are no indications that foreign actors attempted to alter U.S. ballots or vote tabulation, the report says.
The assessment was released as the Biden administration works to bolster relationships with key U.S. allies in order to mount pressure on Russia and Iran.
Tehran and Moscow have previously denied any involvement in attempting to influence U.S. elections.
But the report said that Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized “influence operations aimed at denigrating President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party, supporting former President Trump, undermining public confidence in the electoral process, and exacerbating sociopolitical divisions in the US.”
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