The director of national intelligence says Russia poses a threat to midterm elections. But Trump doesn’t seem to care.

Dan Coats, the former Republican senator who is now director of national intelligence, a top Trump appointee issued a dire assessment about Russia: Moscow is currently mounting information warfare against the United States that could influence the coming midterm elections.

Noting that in 2016, Russia “conducted an unprecedented influence campaign to interfere in the US electoral and political process,” Coats said that Russia has “pursued and will pursue even more aggressive cyber-attacks and disinformation campaigns with the intent of degrading our democratic values and weakening our alliances.” He then dropped this shocker: “It is 2018, and we continue to see Russian targeting of American society in ways that could affect our midterm elections.”