Investor Alert

New York Markets After Hours

Market Pulse Archives

Sept. 2, 2020, 10:36 a.m. EDT

Homeland Security sitting on intelligence finding of Russian disinformation on Biden mental health: report

Watchlist Relevance

Want to see how this story relates to your watchlist?

Just add items to create a watchlist now:

  • X
    Walt Disney Co. (DIS)

or Cancel Already have a watchlist? Log In

By Tim Rostan

The Department of Homeland Security chose not to release an intelligence bulletin in July that concluded Russian state actors were engaged in a disinformation campaign aimed at persuading impressionable U.S. voters that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is suffering a decline in mental health, ABC News reports . Citing its review of a draft of the document and internal emails, the network news outlet /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS -1.28% says the intelligence findings were cued up for distribution on July 9 to federal, state and local law-enforcement partners. The department's legislative and public affairs office had received the document for review two days before, ABC reports. The report's dissemination was placed on hold almost immediately, ABC reports, with an email showing the departmental chief of staff cautioning that the document required review by acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, a close ally of President Donald Trump. The department reportedly told ABC that the document had not met its standards. The documentation indicates analysts had "high confidence" in the findings. The Biden campaign is accusing the Trump administration of blocking the intelligence community from sharing "a crucial finding," NBC reports.

$ 172.42
-2.23 -1.28%
Volume: 12.23M
June 18, 2021 4:04p
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Market Cap
$317.35 billion
Rev. per Employee

This Story has 0 Comments
Be the first to comment
More News In

Story Conversation

Commenting FAQs »

Partner Center

Link to MarketWatch's Slice.