Trump National Security Advisor Says That Countries Attempting Election Interference Will Face “Severe Consequences”
According to national security advisor Robert O’Brien, any foreign actor that tries to interfere in the 2020 election will see “severe consequences.”
After a new assessment by U.S. intelligence on the threats China, Russia and Iran pose to American election security, O’Brien said on CBS’s Face the Nation that he is working on ways to counter any possible interference.
O’Brien said that “[W]e’re taking steps to counter it, whether it’s China or Russia or Iran. We’re not going to put up with it, and there will be severe consequences with any country that attempts to interfere with our free and fair elections, whether their leaders prefer Joe Biden or prefer Donald Trump. It doesn’t matter.” O’Brien also said that these three countries have already taken part in cyberattacks and online phishing in the areas of election websites and infrastructure.
"We're not going to have foreign country's decide who our next president will be, that's outrageous" pic.twitter.com/MQxcGeccKH
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 9, 2020
Because, unlike the previous administration, which allowed interference in the 2016 election and then ran the biggest scandal in American history in order to blame his successor for it, this administration takes national security, the rule of law and the integrity of our constitutional system and institutions seriously.