According to a new intelligence report by the US intelligence agencies released on Sunday, August 9, China will influence the upcoming 2020 presidential elections to favour Democratic candidate Joe Biden while the Russian government favors a Trump re-election.
According to the report, global powers China and Russia are in position to interfere with proceedings to ensure that their pick seals the White House position.
The report alleges China want to remove ‘unpredictable’ Trump as tensions between Washington and Beijing have intensified during the first term of the Trump administration due to the Coronavirus pandemic plus other issues while Russia wants to discredit Joe Biden with their own interests in mind.
“Ahead of the 2020 US elections, foreign states will continue to use covert and overt influence measures in their attempts to sway US voters’ preferences and perspectives, shift US policies, increase discord in the United States, and undermine the American people’s confidence in our democratic process,” said William Evanina, who leads the National Counterintelligence and Security Center
Evanina also said that tactics that could be used, as well as the spread of disinformation and propaganda, include attempts at compromising equipment used in the election. This could be either to alter the result in their favor or to give a false impression that the results have been tampered with.
While speaking to congress, she also revealed another player in the up I ng elections was Iran, saying the Islamic Republic aims to spread disinformation to divide the country and hurt the chances of Trump to remain in power.
Trump’s and Biden’s campaign have both denied soliciting for foreign help.
Tony Blinken, Biden’s campaign senior advisor says Biden “has led the fight against foreign interference for years, and has refused to accept any foreign materials intended to help him in this election,” adding that this is “something that Donald Trump and his campaign have repeatedly failed to do.”
Trump’s reelection campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, said;
“We don’t need or want foreign interference, and President Trump will beat Joe Biden fair and square.”
DJ Cuppy weighs in on the pant washing conversation after BBNaija’s Neo was seen washing Vee’s pants
Neo washing his love interest Vee’s pants on the BBNaija reality show has started a conversation across various social media platforms and DJ Cuppy has weighed in.
“Pant” is the number 1 trending topic amongst Nigerians on Twitter as some mocked Neo for washing a woman’s underwear while others asked what is wrong in a man washing a woman’s underwear when women do that for their men all the time.
Reacting to the pant washing debate, DJ Cuppy wrote: “Please EVERY person should wash their OWN pant themselves! #FreeCuppy”
A number of men reacted, expressing their willingness to wash Cuppy’s underwear.
Davido shows off his drumming skills during a Praise and Worship session in Delta (video)
Davido and his friend and lawyer, Prince Ajudua, visited the Ajudua family in Asaba on Tuesday, September 22.
During the visit, a praise and worship session was held and Davido offered to play the drum set.
Watch the video below
Footballer Abba Yusuf explains why he is still single
Nigerian footballer, Abba Yusuf took to Instagram to explain why he is still single.
The 16-year-old, who represented Nigeria U17 in the 2019-2020 U17 world cup that held in Brazil, said he is single because he has anger issues.
He explained that he gets “angry easily with girls”.
He added: “You can’t talk to me anyhow just because I love you.”