Much to the chagrin of President Trump and his national security advisor, the U.S. intelligence community’s top election security official overstated the intelligence community’s formal assessment of possible Russian interference in the upcoming 2020 election. At this time, it is not known of her intent, but the officials omitted an important nuance during the secret briefing provided to selected Congressional lawmakers earlier this month.
The official, Ms. Shelby Pierson, who worked out of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she was a senior official, told the lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee, including Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election with the goal of helping President Donald Trump get re-elected. Ms. Pierson further elaborated that the U.S. intelligence community has assessed that indications were that Russia is currently interfering in the 2020 election and has separately assessed that Russia views President Trump as a leader they can work with.
According to, three national security officials, the information that was presented by Ms. Pierson to the Congressional member is totally false, totally out of context and depending on her intent, is an outright lie.
They indicated that in fact, the U.S. does not have any intelligence evidence indicating at this time that Russia’s interference this cycle is aimed at the 2020 Election, nor is there any information what-so-ever that Russia’s intent and plan is specifically targeted at re-electing President Trump.........To Read More...