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Trump Talks Election Meddling With National Security Council

President Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned the U.S. intelligence community's analysis that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
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Trump Talks Election Meddling With National Security Council

President Donald Trump met with members of his National Security Council to discuss ways to prevent future election meddling.

The White House said the council addressed the "whole-of-government approach" to election security.

Trump has repeatedly questioned the intelligence community's analysis that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in attempt to support his candidacy. Russian hackers were also able to access seven states' election systems after targeting a total of 21 states.

The White House statement didn't give many details about what the administration was doing to address the issue. The statement says the group discussed "efforts underway to provide cybersecurity assistance to State and local authorities" and that the administration would "continue to provide the support necessary" to secure elections.