BREAKING: Ratcliffe announces active election interference measures linked to Iran and Russia

Moments ago, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced Iran and Russia have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our election.”

“Some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran and separately by Russia,” he added. 

Ratcliffe said Iran has been inciting social unrest and suggested they are trying to damage Trump. He warned “if you receive an intimidating or manipulative email in your inbox, don’t be alarmed and do not spread it,” indicating Iran may have been behind these hoax emails in Florida and elsewhere

Democrat Ted Lieu countered Ratcliffe by tweeting “Dear @ODNIgov Ratcliffe: Actually, @DHSgov officials say that Iran sent spoofed emails to intimidate voters to vote FOR Donald Trump. Are you being fully honest with the American people?”

Grace Panetta wrote:

DNI John Ratcliffe confirms some of what WaPo just reported, says Iran and Russia were behind emails and videos purporting to be from the Proud Boys threatening voters to vote for Trump. He says: “These are desperate attempts from desperate adversaries”