Russia Still Working To Undermine US Elections, Top National Security Officials Warn

(From NBC News)

Top U.S. national security and intelligence officials on Thursday unambiguously warned that Russia has undertaken “pervasive” efforts to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections and beyond, and offered a sketch of how the government plans to combat such meddling.

At a White House press briefing, the five — National Security Adviser John Bolton; Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen; FBI Director Chris Wray; Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats; and Gen. Paul Nakasone, the director of the National Security Agency and the commander of U.S. Cyber Command — also took turns expressing concern over ongoing efforts by Moscow to interfere in U.S. elections, with Nielsen sounding the alarm that “our democracy itself is in the cross hairs.”

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