Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf responded Wednesday to an ABC News report that claimed that the department withheld information that Russia was seeking to damage Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by attacking his mental health.
“Well, some of the accusations in the ABC story that you reference is completely inaccurate,” Wolf told Fox News. “Again, I would say, what we do at the department every day regarding election security, and our Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has been hard at work on this for the last four years.”
“We saw, two years ago, a very safe and secure election. We’re continuing to work very hard at this leading up to November. And we have called out malign actors, such as Russia, China, and Iran,” Wolf added. “The report that you reference was, at the end of the day, a very poorly written report. I had questions about it. When I talked to career officials in I&A, in the office that produced the report, they also had questions about it.”
“It’s worth noting that numerousDemocrats, progressives, and left-wing publications have also questioned Biden’s mental fitness for office,” The Daily Wire reported. “Biden, who said a couple of months ago that he was ‘constantly tested’ for cognitive decline, walked those claims back last week, denying that he had been tested for cognitive decline and saying, ‘Why the hell would I take a test?’”
Wolf stated that the report was being rewritten and admitted that the department has employees who leak to the media and that has been a problem for a while.