In a rare appearance before the White House press corps, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FBI Director Christopher Wray, National Security Adviser John Bolton and NSA director General Paul Nakasone all spoke about the Trump administration's efforts to secure the 2018 midterm elections.
Russian Federation is behind a "pervasive messaging campaign" to undermine the November congressional elections and the 2020 presidential election, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Thursday, vowing the Trump administration will "continue to monitor and warn of any such efforts".
"We have not seen that kind of robust campaign from them so far", Coats said in a briefing at the White House.
Coats said the Russians "are looking for every opportunity, regardless of party" to disrupt USA elections.
That effort includes three pillars: 1) investigations and operations; 2) information and intelligence sharing, working with worldwide partners to combat threats; and 3) establish strong relationships with the private sector, providing actionable intelligence to technology companies, and meeting with top social media executives "so they can better monitor their own platforms".
US Cyber Command Chief Paul Nakasone said he'd received direct orders from Trump to fight Russian meddling.
Pastor Darrell Scott of Cleveland co-founded Trump's National Diversity Coalition and recently attended a White House meeting with several dozen inner-city faith leaders.
Apparently we're in the same boat as the head of USA intelligence.
Mr Coats was asked if he was accusing rogue Russian individuals or the Kremlin itself of intervening in USA elections.
Responding to bipartisan criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond, John Bolton, the national security adviser, wrote in a letter to Senate Democrats that "President Trump has not and will not tolerate interference in America's system of representative government".
Stewart on Thursday said election interference led to improving firewalls around election systems.
"Russia has used numerous ways in which they want to influence, through media, social media, through bots, through actors that they hire, through proxies - all of the above, and potentially more", he said. "Our adversaries have shown they have the willingness and capability to interfere in our elections".
"I've said all along I see no evidence of collusion".
And we're doing everything we can to have a legitimate election that the American people can have trust in, ' said Director of national intelligence Dan Coats.
Kim Do-gyun, the chief of the five-member South Korean delegation, told reporters before departing for Panmunjom. Experts say positively identifying the decades-old remains could take anywhere from days to decades.
The I Promise School employs over 40 staff members who serve to accomodate for the school's longer days and school year. It is times like these where you have to feel bad for the kids of celebrity parents.
If the judge rules in their favor, prosecutors could present evidence that delves deeper into Manafort's Russian connections. Manafort is also charged in federal court in Washington with undisclosed foreign lobbying and money laundering.
In 1967, Michael James "Jim" Delligatti lobbied the company to let him test the burger at his Pittsburgh-area restaurants. More than 14,000 McDonalds restaurants will be taking part in the scheme to bring customers back to the fast-food chain.
Although police said there was no evidence yet the attack was racially-motivated, some demonstrators said they believed otherwise. Kaiser Medical in Richmond filed a restraining order against him after he was accused of threatening to kill an employee in 2016.
Smokers can no longer light up in or near public housing facilities in the US due to a new rule that went into effect July 31. ALS says they are working with public housing authorities to help make the transition to a smoke-free environment.
In a video posted by Express UK , you'll see Meghan kissing Nacho's cheeks before turning to Harry for a congratulatory smooch. While the royals normally keep their public displays of affection to a minimum, Meghan isn't exactly breaking protocol.
Argentine forward Messi topped the scoring charts with 34 goals in Barcelona's third La Liga title win in the last four seasons. At the ceremony in London in September, FIFA will make awards to the best goalkeeper, the best goal, and a fan award.
Lovato has become a leading advocate for addiction and mental health recovery services. "Every single day", she continued. Cheat Codes and U.K. act Little Mix recently released the new single "Only You", which is now No. 1 on the U.K.
Currently, India doesn't have a resident mission in Rwanda , but is administered through the high commission in Kampala. In the education sector, Modi announced a donation of 100,000 NCERT books for school going children of Uganda.
Harley-Davidson Bombshell Includes Adventure Bike
Could this bike pave the way for smaller bikes to join the line-up as well? At the same time, riders are getting older. Harley-Davidson, known for its car-alarm triggering engine rumble, said LiveWire will have no clutch and no gears.
Google Pixel 3 XL leaks again, this time in white
Also, the leaked images show that Pixel 3 XL with its rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and shows only one camera lens at the back. The feature that's generated the most attention is the XL prototype's "deep notch" and massive chin.
Mars Close Approach: Here's what you'll see from Earth
During opposition, Mars is especially photogenic because it can be seen fully illuminated by the Sun as viewed from Earth. In 2003, Mars and Earth were at their closest in almost 60,000 years, coming within 34.6 million miles of each other.
See the dark side of the moon
NASA, meanwhile, has called out social media hoaxers claiming that Mars will appear as big as the moon during the eclipse . The total eclipse would be visible over most of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America on Friday and Saturday.
Trump Demands Immediate Release Of US Pastor
Interested in Turkey? Add Turkey as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Turkey news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Pence said Erdogan should allow Brunson to return to the United States "now or be prepared to face the consequences".
Israel Evacuates Syria's 'White Helmets' to Jordan
Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) administers a buffer zone between the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Syria. A number of those evacuated were from the White Helmets volunteer rescue group, known as the Syrian Civil Defense .