Intel Director: No Evidence of Foreign Meddling in Specific Midterm Races

America’s top spy says the intelligence community hasn’t seen any evidence that foreign countries are seeking to interfere in specific midterm election races. In a statement released on Friday, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said that spies were on guard for the possibility that Russia, China, Iran and others “may seek to influence voter perceptions and decision making in the 2018 and 2020 U.S. elections” at some point, but mentioned no examples of current electoral interference. Instead, Coats cited evidence of broader “ongoing campaigns by Russia, China and other foreign actors, including Iran, to undermine confidence in democratic institutions.” Earlier this month, researchers told The Daily Beast that they have seen little evidence of Russian attempts to interfere in the 2018 midterms.