Listen: Russia, President Trump, Director discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Championship heads to Belle Reeve country club in Saint Louis led by a voted field of major champions. Wanted. And once the one of the PGA championship August ninth through the twelfth on TNT. Good evening. We begin tonight keeping them honest with tale of two white houses. One where the threat Russia poses to American elections is real and one we're the opposite seems true. The question is and given all we've seen and heard over the last year and a half. It's valid one to ask which White House does President Trump inhabit. Today's press briefing was a show force by top members of the president's own counterintelligence and national security team, and they did not mince words. The intelligence community continues to be concerned about the threats of upcoming US elections. Both the midterms and the presidential elections of two thousand twenty in regards to Russian involvement in the midterm elections, we continue to see a pervasive messing messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States. Well, that was director of national intelligence. Dan code the director of homeland security. Kirsten, Nielsen was equally blunt. Our democracy itself is in the crosshairs free and fair elections are the cornerstone of our democracy, and it has become clear that they are the target of our adversaries who seek as the deny just said to sow discord and undermine our way of life. I fully share the intelligence community in the denies assessments past efforts at past efforts and those today to interfere with our election and of the current threat democracy in the crosshairs sector. Nielsen said, and here's the FBI director, Chris Wray the one President Trump himself appointed. This is a threat we need to take extremely seriously and to tackle and respond to flip fierce determination and focus. So that sounds very clear. In fact, more than clear Trump appointees in the briefing room of the White House with the president's blessing speaking out, no uncertain terms about the ongoing threat from Russia to American democracy. And there's absolutely nothing. They said today, the diverges much from the consensus view of experts in and out of government that Russia remains a threat. What makes it so interesting? Whoever is the Gulf between what these top advisers and cabinet members are willing to say and what their boss has been willing to say.."