U.S. intelligence agency postponed the publication of the report on election interference

U.S. intelligence agency postponed the publication of the report on election interference

Head of Strategic Communications of the U.S. National Intelligence Amanda Schoch said that the publication of the Intelligence Community report on foreign interference in the 2020 election, scheduled for December 18, has been postponed. This was reported on the official Twitter account of the agency.

Schoch clarified that the intelligence community has not yet completed work on the report. According to the Fox News television channel, the reason for postponing the publication of the report may be a dispute between intelligence officials about the need to mention the alleged attempts by China to influence the course of elections in the United States.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that U.S. officials would cling to anything to report Moscow’s meddling in their election process. He also admitted to being powerless over the statements of U.S. politicians.

Russia has repeatedly been accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. Local journalists and officials have claimed that “Russian hackers” stole Democratic correspondence and published it online, as well as tried to infiltrate the electronic vote-counting system.