Trump NSA: Russia Promised Me They Won’t Interfere In Our Elections Anymore
National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation that the Russians “have committed” to not interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential election — despite evidence they continue to do so.
- According to The New York Times, O’Brien said he warned Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia’s Security Council, during a meeting in Geneva on Friday.
- O’Brien said he “let [Patrushev] know that there would be absolutely no tolerance for any interference with our Election Day, with our voting, with the vote tallies, and demanded that — that Russia not engage in that sort of thing.”
- The national security adviser added: “The Russians have committed to doing so. And so, look, it’s Russia. So, as President Reagan said and as President Trump often says, it’s trust, but verify.”
- The Times noted that O’Brien failed to mention that “American intelligence agencies have already found the Russians to be active in the 2020 election.”
Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, told Congress in September that “the intelligence community consensus is that Russia continues to try to influence our elections.” Microsoft has provided similar evidence, as have Facebook and other social media firms.