Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Coat’s remarks and testimony contradict President Trump at every turn.
His opening remarks transcripts to the Senate Committee can be seen below.
“We assess that foreign actors will view the 2020 U.S. elections as an opportunity to advance their interests,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate intelligence committee.
“We expect them to refine their capabilities and add new tactics as they learn from each other’s experiences and efforts.”
“Let us remember that while Russia can amplify our divisions, it cannot invent them,” he said at Tuesday’s hearing. “When a divisive issue like the ‘take a knee’ NFL controversy or a migrant caravan dominates the national dialogue, these are issues that can be — and are — taken advantage of by Russian trolls. Let’s not make their work easier.”
“While we did see Russia continue to try to divide Americans on social media and we saw cyberactivity by unknown actors targeting our election infrastructure in 2018, the good news is that the [intelligence community] did not see successful efforts to disrupt the vote or the kind of ‘hack and leak’ operations we saw in 2016 against the DNC and [Hillary] Clinton campaign,” Senator Mark Warner.
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