Iran, Russia Behind Email Threats to Democratic Voters; U.S. State Department Seizes Two Domain Names Owned by Iran-back Terror Group; Arms Embargo Against Iran Expires

Iran and Russia are behind a spate of emails directed at voters in battleground states such as Florida, says John Ratcliffe, Director of National Intelligence. According to Radcliffe, the emails threaten the voters if they don’t vote for Donald Trump. Radcliffe says the FBI has connected both Iran and Russia to the emails and accused the two nation of attempting to influence U.S. voters ahead of the U.S. election. The emails tell the recipients that the sender is in possession of the user’s personal information such as address and telephone numbers, as well as the recipient’s party affiliation, and threatens that if the recipient does not change their affiliation to Republican and vote for Trump, the sender will “come after you.” Reported by Fox News. Read more… Copies of the emails have been circulating on social media. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri blasted Twitter for not censoring the tweets showing the emails, saying it “facilitates election interference.” Hawley told Fox News, “Yet again, Twitter has applied entirely different standards based on whether posts would help or harm Democratic candidates … Here, Twitter’s anti-conservative bias directly facilitates election interference by foreign adversaries. I look forward to probing these issues with Jack Dorsey.” Reported by Fox News. Read more… National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien told Fox & Friends that it’s no surprise Russia and Iran have allegedly tried to interfere because they want Trump out of office. Reported by Fox News. Read more… CNN skipped the FBI press conference that revealed the interference. Reported by Fox News. Read more…

The U.S. government seized two domain names linked to an Iran-backed terrorist group in Iraq. The group, Kata’jb Hizballah, is accused of committing violence against Coalition and Iraqi security forces. One of the websites functioned as an online television outlet. Both acted as the terror group’s media arm, publishing content designed to destabilize Iraq. The sites were also used to recruit. Reported by Fox News. Read more…

Despite the best efforts of the United States, the longstanding U.N. arms embargo against Iran has expired. Iran is now free to openly buy and sell weapons, including advanced hardware such as air defense systems, which Russia plans to sell the Tehran regime. Iran’s ruling class celebrated the end of the 13-year ban while the U.S. ponders a bigger question—what next? Reported by Fox News. Read more…