The 2020 presidential elections campaigns in the US seems to be taking another course, even as officials warn of interference from Vladimir Putin administration.
As CNN politics reports, a security official from the intelligence community delivered a briefing to lawmakers last week warning them that the intelligence community believes Russia is already taking steps to interfere in the 2020 election.
According to the brief, the main goal of meddling is to help President Donald Trump win in the November Election.
A briefing, led by election security official Shelby Pierson last week, addressed the overall picture of Russia's efforts, including hacking, weaponizing social media and attacks on election infrastructure.
The briefs said Russia does not only favor Trump, but also set to raise questions about the integrity of the US elections process.
Russia was also accused by the US intelligence community for meddling in the 2016 election, with an aimed at boosting Trump's candidacy and hurting his opponent.
The prospect of interference in 2020 will further test US defenses against foreign meddling, which Trump has repeatedly downplayed as he has dismissed any suggestion that Kremlin influence played a role in his election, writes CNN.
Trump escaped an impeachment plot by Democrats, when the senate acquitted him barely a month ago.
Democrats were not satisfied by the senate ruling, citing republican majority in the senate as a trick used by President Trump to sabotage his impeachment from office.
They promised to work for the people of America, whose voice will speak come November elections.
However, Trump seems set to win the election –now with the emergent intelligence info on Russia interference.