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A top White House official said Wednesday he doesn't recall keeping discussions of election security from President Donald Trump and defended the administration's effort Newport Cigarettes Suppliers, all Quality Newport Cigarettes to confront election meddling by Russia and others.
The response, from acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, followed a report this week that former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tried to focus the administration's attention on the problem but was told not to raise it in front of Trump. Nielsen resigned this month amid tensions with the White House.
"I don't recall anything along those lines happening in any meeting," Mulvaney said. "But unlike the Obama administration, who knew about Russian actions in 2014 and did nothing, the Trump administration will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections."
Nielsen became increasingly concerned about Russia’s activity during the 2018 midterm election, according to a New York Times report Wednesday. Mulvaney made it clear that Trump equated discussion of Russian activity with questions about the legitimacy of his victory, according to the Times, and said the issue should be "kept below his level."