Mike Pence Accuses China — Not Russia — of Trying to Interfere in US Elections

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(ANTIWAR.COM— Including to a flurry of allegations surrounding mounting tensions between the US and China, Vice President Mike Pence claimed on Friday that Russian interference within the 2016 vote “pales in comparison” with the Chinese meddling in the upcoming mid-term vote.

This follows claims by President Trump that China is interfering on behalf of the Democrats, and Pence’s elaboration, throughout which he argued that China needs Trump changed, got here with no proof supporting these claims/

Certainly, Trump Administration Homeland Safety Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stated that whereas China has the “functionality” to affect US elections, that there’s “no indication” of any try and disrupt the US election infrastructure.

Trump argued Chinese language meddling should be taking place “as a result of I’m the primary president to ever problem China on commerce.” Pence didn’t provide something extra concrete than that, however railed at China’s “malign efforts” to undermine Trump.

The commerce conflict is closely driving US-China tensions, and the Trump Administration has blamed China a number of instances issues haven’t gone their method in current months, together with slowing progress with North Korea. There was no proof for any of it provided, however the assumption appears to be that China would do one thing in retaliation.