Top Officials Highlight Election Security

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"This is a threat we need to take extremely seriously". It is real. It is continuing.

"I fully share the intelligence community's assessments and past efforts and those today to interfere with our election and of the current threat".

During Thursday's White House press briefing, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said his agency is meeting weekly with other agencies ahead of November's midterms.

The White House wants you to know it's taking threats to United States elections seriously.

"Our letter to Ambassador Bolton urged him and the Trump administration to fully implement the sanctions on Russia that Congress already passed, extradite the 12 Russian government officials indicted by Special Counsel Mueller, and commit to protecting diplomats and other United States personnel - both past and present", a Thursday statement from the senators read.

'We see Russians are looking for every opportunity, regardless of party, regardless of whether or not it applies to the election to continue their pervasive efforts to undermined the fundamental values, ' Coats said.

Both Mr Coats and Trump's national security advisor John Bolton controversially claimed the Trump administration is taking decisive action to combat Russian interference.

'I'm very concerned that Russian Federation will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election.

After playing a supercut of Donald Trump "repeatedly" minimizing or denying the consensus of the American intelligence community, the host asked Lewandowski point blank: "Why can't he just say Russian Federation did it?"

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Scott continued, comparing Trump's efforts with former President Barack Obama, the first African-American president elected to the White House.

Mr Mueller - a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - is investigating whether the Trump campaign aided or abetted an attempt by Russian Federation to sway the 2016 presidential election, or tried to cover up the conspiracy.

Wray outlined a number of ways that Russian Federation and others were attempting to influence domestic politics and sow discord. But they stepped up the game big-time in 2016.

"We're throwing everything at it", Coats said. Facebook this week also said it had deleted more than a dozen pages and profiles linked to "bad actors" linked to Russia-backed accounts from the last election.

Wray declined to talk about specific investigations but said the FBI is working with social media companies "in a way that wasn't happening before" and 'they are sharing information back with us'. 'We have to keep getting better at it'.

"Glad to see the White House finally do something about election security - even if it's only a press conference", Warner tweeted. State and county officials have complained, however, that they lack money and time to make voting systems more secure.

Mr Giuliani also told reporters the president's legal team was in the middle of ongoing negotiations with Mueller, as a report in The Washington Post said the special counsel had offered to reduce the number of questions in exchange for a sit-down interview.

"This is about exploiting the fault lines that exist in our society and building on what was done in 2016, and it isn't confined to the internet - it includes print and television, as well, in some cases using existing platforms that predate the 2016 election", the official said.

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