Pelosi said in a previous interview on “Fox News Sunday” that she has long been a critic of China – in 1991 she held up a protest banner in Tiananmen Square in China – but to “give some equivalence” to China and Russia on the election interference measures “doesn’t really tell the story. As long as they tell the whole story of Russia, they can hide it as they see fit, but the American people need to know.
“The Chinese, they said, prefer Biden – we don’t know, but that’s what they say, but they’re not really getting involved in the presidential election,” Pelosi said.
The Trump administration and Congressional Democrats have quarreled whether the three countries mentioned in the report – Russia, China and Iran – should be placed on the same ground. Democrats say the warning about electoral interference must not equate Russia’s interference efforts with those of China and Iran.
“We believe that Russia is using a series of measures primarily to denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it considers an ‘anti-Russian establishment’,” Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. security, said in a statement Friday.