Feds release new processes of notifying public about
foreign election interference
By Olivia Gazis
A group of federal agencies on Friday released a set of new processes that will govern how lawmakers, government agencies, the private sector and the public would be notified of foreign interference in U.S. elections.
The processes, summarized in a one-page document released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), stated explicitly that “partisan politics shall not play [a] role in the decision to provide notifications,” and that the integrity of political and social discourse would be protected.
The summary document said the U.S. Secret Service will be notified of “all activity” targeting major presidential and vice presidential candidates. Notification decisions will take into account whether sources and methods could be compromised by any public disclosure.