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U.S. Probes If Russia Is Targeting Biden in 2020 Election Meddling

  • Intelligence and law enforcement are weighing the possibility
  • Move by Kremlin would echo the 2016 attacks on Hillary Clinton
Joe Biden
Joe BidenPhotographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials are assessing whether Russia is trying to undermine Joe Biden in its ongoing disinformation efforts with the former vice president still the front-runner in the race to challenge President Donald Trump, according to two officials familiar with the matter.

The probe comes as senior U.S. officials are warning that Russia’s election interference in 2020 could be more brazen than in the 2016 presidential race or the 2018 midterm election.