US security adviser claims China has played ‘most active role’ in electoral mediation

China has played the most active role among countries seeking to interfere in the US election and is the largest program to influence domestic politics, US National Security Advisor, Robert O. Bryan said on Friday, without any details.

“We know that the Chinese played the most active role,” O’Brien told reporters at a briefing.

He said that China had “the biggest program to influence America politically” after Iran and then Russia.

US intelligence found that Russia conducted a cyber campaign to campaign in favor of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, and there were reports that hackers might try to influence the election on 3 November.

Trump has long rejected that conclusion, and instead portrayed himself as a victim of electoral arbitration from Beijing.

“We have made it very clear to the Chinese people, to the Russians, to the Iranians, and to others that anyone … attempts to interfere in the US elections will have extraordinary results,” O’Brien said.

Trump-appointed Attorney General, William Barr, said on Wednesday that he believed China was more of a threat than Russia when it came to election intervention, too, without presenting details.

In August, O’Brien said that the United States had seen Chinese hackers targeting the US election infrastructure.

China has consistently denied the US government’s allegations that it hacks American companies, politicians or government agencies.

Asked to comment on O’Brien’s latest remarks, its embassy noted a State Department statement last month that China had no interest in interfering with the US election.

Trump, who cited his friendly relationship with longtime Chinese President Xi Jinping, as he has tried to make good on the trade deal promises, became an important part of his campaign for re-election on China in November And accuses China of coronavirus epidemic.

In a speech to the Republican National Conference last month, Trump said Beijing supports its Democratic rival Joe Biden and “desperately” wants it to win the election.

O’Brien said to give specific details of the Chinese election intervention:

“I am not going into all intelligence, but the enormous activities of the Chinese and cyber sector, it is a truly extraordinary thing that we are facing.”

He called the field of Chinese activity “tireless”.

“We have never seen anything like this. There was nothing like that in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. ”

Earlier this week, Reuters reported that hackers had stepped up efforts to take the Trump campaign and trade websites offline before the US election, stating that a security firm working for the campaign said a large Digital attack preparation may occur.


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