Pelosi: Iran a ‘Bad Actor’ but Russia Still Bigger Threat to US Elections

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says that despite the intelligence community’s recent disclosure about Iran’s attempt to interfere with the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, Russia is the real threat undermining the election in November. “Russia is the villain here from what we have seen in the public domain,” Pelosi told reporters at a press conference Thursday. “Iran is a bad actor but in no way equivalent.” Pelosi said she would attend a classified briefing from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) after her press conference. “I’ll be very eager to hear what they have to say in a classified briefing because everything we have seen in the public domain does not justify the statements that we heard yesterday.” Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, who appeared with FBI Director Christopher Wray at a Wednesday press briefing, said that Iran had sent false information to voters, including spoof emails trying …