Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden mentioned on Friday he’s now getting intelligence briefings, and has been advised Russia continues to attempt to meddle in November’s US election.
China additionally was conducting actions “designed for us to lose confidence in the outcome” of the 2020 election, Biden advised supporters throughout an internet fundraiser for his marketing campaign.
“We know from before, and I guarantee you that I know now, because now I get briefings again.
The Russians are still engaged in trying to delegitimize our electoral process,” Biden mentioned.
He warned that if Russia continued to intrude there can be “a real price to pay” if he wins the November election towards Republican President Donald Trump. It is unclear when Biden started receiving the intelligence briefings, that are regular for main social gathering presidential nominees.
His marketing campaign didn’t reply instantly to a request for remark. Biden mentioned at a June 30 press convention he had not been supplied a labeled briefing and “may very well” ask for one within the aftermath of stories Trump didn’t act on intelligence stories that Russia had put bounties on US troops in Afghanistan.
The former vice chairman beneath President Barack Obama has criticized Trump over stories he doesn’t learn his intelligence briefings. Multiple US intelligence companies discovered Russia acted to assist Trump within the 2016 election, a cost Russia denies and which Trump has repeatedly labeled a “hoax.”