US election 2020: Who do Russia, China and Iran want to win?


Will the Kremlin be trying to “Keep America Great”? Is Beijing rooting for Biden? These questions are on the minds of the US intelligence community in the run-up to November’s vote. An assessment from a top official warns foreign powers will use “covert and overt influence measures” to try to sway US voters, singling out Russia, China and Iran. The three should not be compounded, as each, in the view of US intelligence, has their own goal and their own capabilities. The assessments themselves are under scrutiny too – a whistleblower recently alleged he was asked to downplay the threat posed by Russia as it “made the president look bad”.

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