DNI Coats reiterates IC confidence in Russian election meddling
On July 16, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a statement from Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats on the Intelligence Community’s assessment of Russian meddling in the 2016 election:
The role of the Intelligence Community is to provide the best information and fact-based assessments possible for the President and policymakers. We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security.
Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence