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Administration Unveils Plan for Issuance of Public Notifications About Foreign Election Interference

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The Trump administration has issued a plan for the federal government to notify the public, election officials and Congress of foreign interference in U.S. elections, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a one-page summary of the framework, which outlines several principles the U.S. government should consider before issuing public notifications. The document states that notification decisions should be in support of national security interests and intended to safeguard the integrity of social and political discourse.

In the case of broad public notifications, the DNI will hold a meeting with principals to determine whether a notification should be issued. A source said those principals include CIA Director and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Gina Haspel, FBI Director Chris Wray, Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will issue notifications to critical infrastructure and information owners with regard to non-public notifications.