Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that Russia plans on influencing the 2018 midterm elections, with Moscow approving of the chaos its meddling caused in 2016. "There should be no doubt that Russia perceived its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 U.S. midterm elections as a potential target for Russian midterm operations," he said. Coats was one of several top intelligence officials who appeared on Capitol Hill for the panel's annual "worldwide threats" hearing, and he also revealed that there isn't one single agency in the government that is fighting against Russian election meddling.

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