US intel chiefs say Russia meddling threatens 2018 vote

Washington (AFP) – US intelligence chiefs said Tuesday that Russian attempts to meddle in US politics are continuing unabated — and pose a threat to mid-term Congressional elections in November.

The heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA and three other spy agencies were unanimous in saying that Moscow’s efforts to disrupt US politics are as strong as they were in 2016.

“Throughout the entire community, we have not seen any evidence of any significant change” in Russian behavior, said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

“This is not going to change or stop,” warned National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers.