US Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, citing intelligence briefings that he is now receiving, warned that Russia and China were both actively engaged in trying to sow doubt in the American electoral system.
“We know from before and I guarantee you I know now because now I get briefings again,” the presumptive Democratic nominee said during an evening fundraiser. “The Russians are still engaged in trying to delegitimise our electoral process. Fact.”
“China and others are engaged as well in activities that are designed for us to lose confidence in the outcome,” he added.
Biden has warned in the past about Russian interference, but it was perhaps the former vice president’s bluntest warning to date about a potential replay of the 2016 election.