by Peter Hasson
The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump political group, appears to have helped an Iranian disinformation effort go viral.
Federal authorities concluded that Iran was behind a string of threatening emails targeting Democratic voters in swing states, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The email senders claimed to be members of the Proud Boys, a fringe right-wing group.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Ratcliffe confirmed the Iranian efforts during a press conference Wednesday evening.
Ratcliffe told reporters that “we have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump. You may have seen some reporting on this in the last 24 hours or you may have even been one of the recipients of those emails.”