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Wray Vows to 'Aggressively Investigate' Election Interference

Wray Vows to 'Aggressively Investigate' Election Interference
FBI Director Christopher Wray (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 22 October 2020 12:36 PM

FBI Director Christopher Wray said this week that the agency will work with the intelligence community to “aggressively investigate” any “indications of foreign interference or federal election crimes.”

Wray, during a press conference alongside Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Wednesday, said that “The FBI is the primary agency responsible for investigating malicious cyber activity against election infrastructure, malign foreign influence operations, and election-related crimes, like voter fraud and voter suppression or intimidation. And that’s exactly what we’ve been doing.”

He added that the FBI will not “tolerate foreign interference in our elections or any criminal activity that threatens the sanctity of your vote or undermines public confidence in the outcome of the election. When we see indications of foreign interference or federal election crimes, we’re going to aggressively investigate and work with our partners, to quickly take appropriate action.”

Wray noted that the agency will be “coordinating with the private sector — both technology and social media companies,” to identify and prevent abuse by “foreign adversaries” looking to “spread disinformation and propaganda.

“We’ve been working for years as a community to build resilience in our election infrastructure — and today that infrastructure remains resilient,” he added. “You should be confident that your vote counts. Early, unverified claims to the contrary should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism. We encourage everyone to seek election and voting information from reliable sources — namely, your state election officials. And to be thoughtful, careful, and discerning consumers of information online.”

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