WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a historic vote by the Senate last week to sanction the solicitation of foreign interference in U.S. elections, the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday announced it has struck a deal with France and Germany to influence the 2020 presidential election in favor of the Democratic nominee.
“Congress has made clear that if a political candidate or party strongly believes that soliciting foreign interference in an election is in the best interest of the country, then doing so is both constitutionally and legally acceptable,” DNC chairman Tom Perez announced during a press briefing at the party’s headquarters in Washington, later adding, “We finally have a level playing field.”
Under the terms of the agreement, French and German intelligence agencies will launch a joint operation designed to influence the U.S. presidential election in favor of the Democratic presidential nominee. In exchange, the DNC has provided a guarantee that the incoming administration will significantly increase funding and support for NATO. “Think of it as a kind of quid pro quo”, explained Mr. Perez who later added that France and Germany will have the unique opportunity to “heavily” influence U.S. foreign policy in Europe and the Balkans.
Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday, South Korean president Moon Jae-in confirmed that his country has also agreed to help influence the 2020 election. “We view it as a long-term investment in the safety and security of the Korean peninsula,” President Moon told Tapper, adding that South Korea has agreed to hack U.S. voting machines and convert “red votes to blue” in exchange for a forty percent discount on future arms sales and an increased U.S. military presence along the DMZ.
Despite ongoing tensions between Tehran and Washington, a senior DNC official who spoke to Real News Right Now on condition of anonymity said Democratic operatives have been engaged in direct talks with the Iranian regime in hopes of securing additional support in the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election. “We’re still ironing out the details, but the gist of it is Iran has agreed to launch a disinformation campaign against the Trump White House in exchange for the lifting of all sanctions,” the official told Real News Right Now, continuing, “Given the significance of this election, all options are on the table.”