Russia prefers Donald Trump as the winner in the presidential election, US officials say

An official of the American intelligence agency has said that Russia’s preferences regarding the presidential elections held this year are intact and it supports Donald Trump.

According to the Reuters news agency, an intelligence official who briefed on the security of the US election said, without naming Donald Trump, that Russia supports the former president and that there is no change in the assessment of US intelligence agencies compared to the previous election. came.

According to the assessment of intelligence agencies, Russia tried to influence the election campaign to win Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

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An official of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said, “If we take into account the role of the United States in Ukraine and the comprehensive policy towards Russia, compared to the past presidential elections, we have not seen a change in Moscow’s priorities.” .’

It should be noted that Donald Trump has opposed massive US military aid to Ukraine and at one point even called President Volodymyr Zelensky “the biggest salesman”.

During the administration of Donald Trump, two national security advisers they have also presented a plan to end US military aid to Ukraine.

Donald Trump’s stance on NATO policy was that he would “encourage” Russia to “do whatever he wants” with alliance members who do not spend enough on defense and he would not defend such members.

The ODNI official briefed reporters along with his colleagues, officials from the FBI, and other agencies on condition of anonymity.

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He said that the United States “has not monitored any country’s plans to disrupt or affect their credibility” in the November presidential election.

But Russia is trying to influence certain groups of American voters through social media and other means, he continued.

He added that Russia is supporting or opposing the presidential candidates on US aid to Ukraine and related issues.

“We’ve seen all these tactics before, especially through social media and using American opinion (Russia) to exaggerate their narrative.”

The Chinese official said that Beijing currently does not intend to influence the outcome of the presidential election.

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