Information coming out of the US government is reporting that Iranian agents were pretending to be Trump supporters and began to threaten Democrats in order to make Trump look bad. According to Yahoo! News:
Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of the United States Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, told reporters on Tuesday that he is “very confident in actions” taken against foreign actors “over the past several weeks and the past several months to make sure that they’re not going to interfere in our elections.”
Nakasone did not give any details, but U.S. officials told The Washington Post that the U.S. Cyber Command and NSA took action against Iran, after the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps sent emails to Democratic voters, posing as members of a far-right group. The messages were threatening, and told the voters they needed to cast their ballots for President Trump.
As we read in the Week:
Democratic voters in Florida, Pennsylvania, and at least two other battleground states have reported receiving emails claiming to be from the Proud Boys, a far-right group. The intimidating emails tell recipients if they don’t vote for President Trump, “we will come after you.”
Ratcliffe, a Trump appointee, said Iran was behind some threatening emails sent to Americans, and while he did not give any specific details, he did say they were “designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump.”