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Anti-Americanism Wanes in Russia After Putin-Trump Summit, Survey Says

03 August 2018, 10:14 | Tara Lloyd

Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Special Counsel Robert Mueller

"We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russian Federation to try to weaken and divide the United States", Coats and other USA intelligence officials told reporters at the White House briefing.

Russian Federation is trying to "weaken and divide" the United States ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, members of President Donald Trump's national security team said Thursday, pointing to efforts to combat election interference this fall.

Coats: "In regards to Russian involvement in the midterm elections, we continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States ..."

Wray told reporters that compared to 2016, in 2018, "We are not yet seeing the same kind of efforts to specifically target election infrastructure", but that other efforts to influence public opinion continue.

U.S. national security chiefs have lined up to warn American democracy is in the "crosshairs" of foreign adversaries for elections in 2018 and 2020.

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"Our democracy is in the crosshairs", said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

The stunning claim was made during a White House briefing following a meeting between Trump and his National Security Council over Russian actions.

Mr Coats said: "Our focus here today is simply to tell the American people we acknowledge the threat".

In an effort to thwart interference in US elections, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden said he hoped to win support for his bill that would require the use of paper ballots for voting.

Trump has voiced skepticism about Russia's role in USA election meddling, drawing accusations from Democrats and Republicans alike that he is ignoring a threat to American democracy.

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During an interview Monday July 23, 2018, Palazchenko declined to call the latest Helsinki meeting between US President Trump and Russian President Putin an outright failure, but said there seems a lack of clarity on exactly what the two agreed on.

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it had uncovered a new coordinated political influence campaign to mislead its users and sow dissension among voters ahead of congressional elections. "Our adversaries have shown they have the willingness and capability to interfere in our elections".

"Jared is working on a lot of very important things, this has become I think just about number one on your list - who would have thought?"

"We're aware that Russian Federation is not the only country that has an interest in trying to influence our domestic political environment", Coats said, though he declined to be more specific.

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