Agencies Ramp Up Classified Plans to Protect 2020 Elections


An array of agencies acted on Monday to both review past and prevent future foreign intrusions in the U.S. election process.

It’s a subject that for two years has been politically sensitive for the Trump White House, which has consistently expressed skepticism at evidence that Russian meddling may have played a role in Trump’s 2016 victory.

On Monday, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen submitted a classified joint report to President Trump “evaluating the impact of any foreign interference on election infrastructure or the infrastructure of political organizations, including campaigns and candidates in the 2018-midterm elections.”