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Statement by the Press Secretary on Election Security

July 27, 2018

Today, President Donald J. Trump chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) to receive updates on the whole-of-government approach his Administration is implementing to safeguard our Nation's elections. This effort was put in motion at the beginning of his Administration and has been carried out to support State and local election officials in all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia.

The President has made it clear that his Administration will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections from any nation state or other malicious actors.

The President's discussion with his NSC addressed threats posed to our elections from malign foreign actors, efforts underway to provide cybersecurity assistance to State and local authorities, and actions to investigate, prosecute, and hold accountable those who illegally attempt to interfere in our political and electoral processes. The Trump Administration will continue to provide the support necessary to the owners of elections systems – State and local governments – to secure their elections.


President Donald J. Trump

Vice President Michael Pence

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin

Secretary of Defense James Mattis

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen

Chief of Staff to the President General John Kelly

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel

National Security Advisor John Bolton

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, Jr.

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Christopher Wray

Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service General Paul Nakasone

Donald J. Trump, Statement by the Press Secretary on Election Security Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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