Intel Community Report Reveals Conflicting Opinions on Whether China Sought to Influence 2020 Election

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A report declassified by the intelligence community on Tuesday revealed officials took conflicting positions on whether China sought to influence the 2020 election.

The report, dated March 10 but made public on Tuesday, confirmed assessments issued last year that countries including Russia and China sought to influence public opinion in the run-up to the election. But it mostly backtracked on another key pronouncement that China “prefer” former President Donald Trump lose, saying instead that China “considered but did not deploy influence efforts.”

“China sought stability in its relationship with the United States, [and] did not view either election outcome as being advantageous enough for China to risk getting caught meddling, and assessed its traditional
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