Table of Contents - August 6, 2018

Top Trump Officials Tout Election Security Activity

Top national security officials from the Trump administration this week said the election interference efforts directed at the 2018 midterm election were less "robust" than what was seen in 2016 and that much of the activity was not election-specific but seemed designed to divide Americans on hot-button political issues.

Officials making an appearance in the White House briefing room to answer reporters' questions about election security included John Bolton, the president's national security adviser, Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, Christopher Wray, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kirstjen Nielsen, the Homeland Security secretary, and Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency.

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