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The third day of August thirty. Four minutes past the hour and responding to criticism that, it lacked a clear strategy to protect US elections the Trump administration put on a, show of force Thursday, raising the alarm about elections security in. Efforts to safeguard voting homeland security secretary Kirstin Nielsen national security. Adviser John Bolton and director of national intelligence Dan Coats address the issue at a wide, ranging news conference Chrissy 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 his seek is deny just. Said to sow discord and undermine our way of life And I think it's important that We address the question. Of the president's involvement in this his leadership has determination to prevent a. Russian and other foreign influencing elections we lead on this constantly the senior. Staff here in the White House we meet with the. Heads of the different agencies involved we discussed it quite regularly in my tenure as national. Security adviser less than two months we've already had two full national Security. Council meetings chaired by the president the president has specifically directed us to make the matter of the election meddling securing, our election process a top priority and we have done that are doing that and we continue to do so we have incorporated the lessons learned from the two thousand sixteen election implemented a broad spectrum of actions to share, more information across the federal government as well. As with state and local governments and Also with the public and the private sector the. Intelligence community continues to be concerned about the threats of upcoming US elections both terms and the presidential elections of two, thousand twenty in regards to Russian involvement in, the midterm elections we continue to see a pervasive meshes messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide United States these efforts are not exclusive to this election or future, elections but certainly cover issues relevant to the election We also know the Russians tried to hack into and, steal information in candidates and government officials alike We're aware that Russia is not the only country that has an interest in trying, to influence our domestic political environment and FBI director Christopher Wray said compared to twenty sixteen, at now we quote are not yet seeing. The same kind of efforts to specifically target election infrastructure but other efforts, to influence public opinion continue. He added the agency has active investigations on foreign influence across all fifty six. Of its field offices Paul manafort's bookkeeper. Has testified that the, former Trump campaign chair approved every penny that's a quote of the. Personal bills she paid for him but he kept her in the dark about. The foreign Bank, accounts he was using to buy millions in luxury, items and pay for personal expenses the bookkeepers testimony Thursday appeared to undercut an argument by manafort's defense attorneys. That he can't be held responsible for financial fraud because he left the details of spending to others. He faces charges of Bank fraud and tax evasion that could put them in prison for the rest His life President Donald Trump hailing Senate candidate Lou bar Letta as a star and a legend he did so during a rally in Pennsylvania, said Thursday that bar lettuce smart strong and he loves the state says he's like a, legend Barletta is running to unseat two-term incumbent. Democratic Senator Bob Casey whom Trump blasted as overrated Abar claims Casey has, become one of the most. Liberal senators in Washington and says he no longer represents the values of the. People of Pennsylvania or let has Trump. Supporter who shares Trump's, hardline views on immigration felling Trump quote we're not hiring of winning. Mr President where not tired of winning Zimbabwe's capital is quiet after president Emmerson. Mangala was declared, the winner of the national election which began with, a peaceful vote Monday but turned deadly when the military rolled into the streets forty eight hours later Harare's. Deserted roads appeared to be free from the troops that circulated Thursday but water cannons at police remain Present especially at the headquarters of the main, opposition party a day after a thirties rated it the. Opposition says it will challenge in court the results of the election which Mangala one with just, over fifty percent of the vote White House press secretary Sarah. Huckabee Sanders is refusing to break with President. Trump and say she doesn't think the media is the, enemy of the. American people Sanders was pressed on the question Thursday by CNN correspondent Jim. Acosta during the White House press briefing I think it would be a good thing if you, were to say right here at this briefing that's the press people were gathered in this. Room right now doing their jobs every day. Asking questions officials like the, winds were earlier are not the enemy of the people I Ironic. Jim That not only you and the media attacked the president for his rhetoric when they frequently lowered the level of conversation in this country repeatedly repeatedly the media resorts to personal attacks without any content other than to. Incite anger the media has attacked, me personally unin number, of occasions including your own, network said I should be harassed as a life sentence that I should. Be choked ice officials are not welcomed in their place of worship and personal information is shared on. The internet when I was hosted by the, Correspondents Association which almost all of you are members of you brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and call me a traitor to. My gender, in fact as, I know as far as, I know I'm the first press secretary in the history of the United States that's required secret. Service protection the media continues to ratchet up the verbal assault against the president and everyone in. This administration and certainly we have a role, to play but the media has a role to play for the discourse in this country. As, well You did, not say in the course of those remarks that you just made that the press is not the enemy of the people for for the sake of this this room that people who are in this room this democracy this country all the people around the world are watching. What you're saying Sarah and the, White House for the, United States of America the, person of the United States should not referred to us as the enemy. Of the people his own Dr acknowledges that and all I'm asking you to do sir is to. Acknowledge that right now and right here I, appreciate your passion I share it I've addressed this question address my personal feelings I'm here to speak on behalf of the president he's made. His comments, clear the exchange, came hours after vodka Trump, said she does not view the news media as the enemy of the enemy of the people. Back to that press briefing a cost that walked out in protest another reporter quickly filled his. Seats there were no demonstrations by any players, during the singing of the national anthem Thursday night at the hall of fame game all Players and coaches, for the bears and ravens stood as the preseason, began the, NFL modified, its national anthem protocol in may prohibiting any sort of demonstrations. For the year but allowing players to remain in the locker. Room if they choose to the players union filed a grievance about that policy changed late last month a. New policy was put on hold while the NFL and the, NFL he a lead players association work on a, resolution and from the. Gridiron to the. Squared circle of sorts at Glen jakup's some. Of you wrestling fans might know him as Kane. From the WWE has, won the bout for mayor in Tennessee's. Third largest county the Republican who also runs an insurance and real estate company was leading democrat Linda Haney by a large margin with most of the votes counted in. Knox county yesterday Knoxville news sentinel. Reports Jacobs claimed victory at his watch party saying his decision to seek the, mayor's job was met at first with pretty resounding Laughter from some politicians Jacobs won, a close primary in may results of. That primary were delayed when the county's election reporting website crashed after a cyber attack that experts, the militias Cain just the latest wrestler to enter. Politics I would argue the most famous of all time Jesse the body Ventura many folks listening, in Minnesota across the country too many.