U.S National security adviser Robert O’Brien has said that foreign powers were trying to exploit the fraught state of U.S. race relations and protests over George Floyd’s death.
O’Brien said Sunday he has been on the phone with allies of the United States and other national security advisers as they look into interference from foreign adversaries.
On his own part, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio — the acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee — on Saturday in a tweet said that he was seeing “very heavy” social media activity on nationwide demonstrations and counter reactions linked to at least three foreign adversaries. “They didn’t create these divisions. But they are actively stoking & promoting violence & confrontation from multiple angles,” he wrote.