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U.S. Appoints Intelligence to Counter Election Threats | WGN Radio 720

Washington (AP) — Friday’s Biden administration has appointed career CIA personnel to coordinate intelligence agencies’ response to election threats from Russia, China and other adversaries.

Jeffrey Witchman was nominated by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines as an election threat executive, said Haynes spokeswoman Nicole de Haines. Witchman has played a leading role in counterintelligence and cybersecurity at the CIA for over 30 years, Dehai said. His appointment was first reported by the New York Times.

This appointment is in the midst of a deadlocked effort to create a new intelligence center to prevent foreign interference with American democracy. Experts and intelligence officials say a proposed foreign malignant impact center is needed, but the intelligence community and Congress have not agreed on the size and budget of the center.

Election threat executives coordinate all 18-member intelligence community-wide election security efforts, including cyberattacks, disinformation campaigns, politicians and agencies that detect and thwart efforts that affect policy debates. Responsible for

Former President Shelby Pierson has been in the limelight after giving a private briefing to lawmakers about Russia’s efforts to interfere with the 2020 elections in support of former President Donald Trump. It made Trump angry. Trump beat the then Director of National Intelligence and later replaced him.

Pearson then took a post from another intelligence agency.

U.S. Appoints Intelligence to Counter Election Threats | WGN Radio 720

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