Another day, another report of “deep state” interference in President Trump’s ability to govern our Constitutional Republic.
On September 12th, 2018, President Trump declared a national emergency via his, “Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election”.
DNI John Ratcliffe is thus required to submit the report to President Trump, the AG, and others designated in the order by December 18th, 2020.
Section 1. (a) Not later than 45 days after the conclusion of a United States election, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), shall conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election. The assessment shall identify, to the maximum extent ascertainable, the nature of any foreign interference and any methods employed to execute it, the persons involved, and the foreign government or governments that authorized, directed, sponsored, or supported it. The Director of National Intelligence shall deliver this assessment and appropriate supporting information to the President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security.
CBS correspondent Catherine Herridge reported Wednesday that DNI John Ratcliffe told CBS “that there was foreign election interference by China, #Iran, and Russia in November of this year.”
CBS Reporter: What did Ratcliffe say about election fraud and interference?
Catherine Herridge: Well DNI Ratcliffe leads the 17 intelligence agencies and he has access to the most highly classified information that is held by the US government. And he told CBS News that there was foreign interference by China, Iran, and Russia in November of this year and he is anticipating a public report on those findings in January.
DNI Ratcliffe was just notified that some anti-Trump intelligence officials are not going to make the deadline. In effect, the Deep State just blocked the release of the report, protecting China in the process. Ratcliffe has informed liberal elements of the intelligence community that he won’t sign off on reports that ignore evidence of Chinese interference in the election.
They are not going to release this report on foreign interference on time.
The DNI Twitter page broke the news less than an hour ago.
Another cat and mouse game played by the deep state. It would appear they will try to extend the release until after January 6th, at the earliest, prevent Trump from using the information in making decisions on how to react to their findings.
I am hoping DNI Ratcliffe signs off, when the intention of adding an addendum to it later on.