A story recently broke regarding Chad Wolf, the former acting secretary of homeland security, getting involved in a DHS report on Russian interference on numerous occasions with the apparent intention to downplay Russian involvement.
Per the report: DHS did not follow its standard process and requirements when editing and disseminating an I&A intelligence product regarding Russian interference with the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. The Acting Secretary disrupted dissemination of the product when he asked for the product to be “held” during the July 8 meeting. This resulted in a delay in the dissemination of an intelligence product intended to inform stakeholders about foreign influence efforts relating to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. I&A added to the delay by not expeditiously editing and disseminating the product. The repeated interaction with the product by those with no formal role in its review, as well as the addition of specific content in the product, put I&A at risk of creating the perception of politicization. This conclusion is supported by I&A’s own tradecraft assessment of the product. In the future, I&A should ensure uniform and consistent compliance with I&A and IC procedures and requirements.
The full report can be found here
Do you believe this was a political move by Trump and his appointees to downplay Russian interference in 2020?
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