Thursday, October 22

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are traveling to Nashville, Tennessee, today. The president will attend campaign events in the afternoon and will participate in the presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden at Belmont University in the evening.

On Wednesday evening, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray announced that attempted election interference had been identified.

DNI Ratcliffe stated, “foreign actors – Iran and Russia – have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections. … we have confirmed that some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran and separately by Russia. This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion, sow chaos, and undermine your confidence in American democracy.” He cautioned regarding emails that spread disinformation, “Do not allow these efforts to have their intended effect. If you receive an intimidating or manipulative email in your inbox, don’t be alarmed and do not spread it.”

Director Wray stated, “We’re not going to tolerate foreign interference in our elections or any criminal activity that threatens the sanctity of your vote or undermines public confidence in the outcome of the election. … We’ve been working for years as a community to build resilience in our election infrastructure—and today that infrastructure remains resilient. You should be confident that your vote counts. Early, unverified claims to the contrary should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism. … And if you suspect criminal activity, we ask that you report that information to your local FBI field office.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and first lady as they travel to Tennessee.
  • For both candidates to present their platforms and policies at the debate with honesty and accuracy.  
  • For the intelligence community, cybersecurity, and federal investigators to succeed in safeguarding the upcoming U.S. elections.
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