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Jeh Johnson 'Concerned About Foreign Interference'

(CBS' "Face the Nation')

By    |   Monday, 02 November 2020 03:30 PM

An Obama administration official, one potentially a candidate for a Biden administration post, is still concerned about foreign interference in the election.

"I'm concerned, Margaret, about foreign interference," former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told CBS's "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan on Sunday. "There is, in fact, foreign interference right now in the 2020 election. We know this from our own government.

"The Iranians have attempted to intimidate Democratic voters. We know that there was a large-scale targeting exercise by the Russian government, but our government does not know exactly what their plan is. So there is, in fact, foreign interference."

Johnson admits, though, the Department of Homeland Security is taking all disinformation campaigns seriously and there is no threat to our voting systems or security of your individual vote at this time.

"I'm encouraged that DHS is taking this very seriously," Johnson added. "They plan for this. They've had four years to plan for this, but there's no complete line of defense against a sophisticated foreign actor. So it's up to the voters to be informed and look past the disinformation that is out there."

Johnson did not deny he would be in line for a Cabinet position in a potential Biden administration.

"It's difficult to look past the next 72 hours," he said. "I'm a private citizen. I'm enjoying being a private citizen. I've been in government four separate times. If asked to serve again, as a patriotic American, I'd have to carefully consider it."

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