Bolton denied that the White House had been inconsistent in its messages on the meddling, and said President Donald Trump has been determined to prevent Russian and other foreign influence in elections.
On Thursday, Coats reiterated that Russian Federation is "looking for every opportunity, regardless of party" to disrupt U.S. elections.
Stewart said he expects more Russian attempts to interfere with US elections, saying that weakening trust in the United States here and overseas is part of Putin's strategy to expand Russian influence.
The relationship between Sessions and the president has been strained for more than a year, since the attorney general recused himself from investigations relating to the 2016 election because of Sessions' role on the Trump campaign.
"What we are seeing are the malign influence operations", Wray said. He gave no details.
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Gates and Manafort worked closely together for years, including in Ukraine, and they were indicted at the same time by Mueller. Manafort is charged with bank fraud, conspiracy, preparing false tax returns and failing to disclose foreign income.
Coats pointed the finger of blame at the Kremlin: "Russia has used numerous ways in which they want to influence. through media, social media, through bots, through actors that they hire, through proxies". He said the Department of Defense was "taking active measures to protect election security including monitoring our adversaries".
Top U.S. intelligence and Homeland Security officials took questions from the media Thursday as they raised the alarm about potential efforts to influence the 2018 and 2020 elections.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Adviser John Bolton, DHS Secretary Nielsen and FBI Director Chris Wray each took turns describing how each of their agencies is working to combat the threat. "Now if only it was actually backed up by anything the President has said or done on Russian Federation", U.S. Senator Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said in a tweet.
President Trump pledged a "vast, government-wide effort" to protect November's midterm elections from foreign meddling last night as intelligence agency chiefs issued the sharpest warning yet that Russian Federation was still seeking to subvert American democracy.
Manafort's trial opened on Tuesday with prosecutors accusing him of hiding from USA tax authorities millions of dollars from past lobbying work for the pro-Russia president of Ukraine, and failing to report his foreign bank accounts. And while Mueller did not bring any election-related charges against Manafort, the specter of the Russian investigation is hanging over the Alexandria, Virginia, courthouse.
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The age of the remains - at least 65 years old - will complicate the process. "They are likely to be American remains", he said. It wasn't the first time Trump has suggested that China was relaxing pressure on North Korea amid the simmering trade dispute.
"Who is the president who said we are going to drive down the cost of energy and make the United States the most efficient oil exporter in the world...?"
Of the 435 House of Representatives seats up for grabs in November, 144 are in districts where some or all voters will not have access to voting machines using paper records, a Reuters analysis here showed.
Congress is now considering a sanctions bill created to deter Russian Federation.
None of the intelligence officials, however, would be more specific on any Russian activity or on US efforts to combat it. We haven't seen that robust effort from them so far, ' Coats said.
She noted it's not "unreasonable" for election officials to ask for an ID.
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Thomas later said the photo shoot and financial agreement were mistakes and that Meghan and Prince Harry had forgiven him. The source said, "Kate's made a real effort to be kind to Meghan and to include her".