Bolton Claims China, North Korea and Iran Are Meddling in U.S. Elections

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National Security Adviser John Bolton told ABC News on Sunday morning that Russia is just one of four countries that are probably interfering in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

In an interview with “This Week” Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz Bolton said that the United States is also concerned about significant election meddling from three other countries: China, North Korea and Iran.

“I can say definitively that it’s a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling and North Korean meddling that we’re taking steps to try to prevent it, so it’s all four of those countries, really,” Bolton told Raddatz.

Raddatz tried to get more information from Bolton and asked him, “But have you seen anything in the past specifically to China?”

Bolton responded by simply saying, “I’m not going to get into the – what I’ve seen or haven’t seen, but I’m telling you, looking at the 2018 election, those are the four countries that we’re most concerned about.”

On Saturday, President Trump had made the suggestion in a tweet that Mueller’s special counsel team should expand the scope their investigation into election meddling beyond Russia. He wrote: “All of the fools that are so focused on looking only at Russia should start also looking in another direction, China.”

“All of the fools that are so focused on looking only at Russia should start also looking in another direction, China. But in the end, if we are smart, tough and well prepared, we will get along with everyone!”

All of the fools that are so focused on looking only at Russia should start also looking in another direction, China. But in the end, if we are smart, tough and well prepared, we will get along with everyone! read more