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The Democratic party repeated its demand for a $1billion bill to be put to the House to ensure cyber security of US voting systems after the indictments issued by special counsel Robert Mueller named 13 Russians having possibly interfered with the 2016 Presidential election.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called out President Donald Trump for not wanting to present a “strategic plan to confront the Russians.”
The Democrats were joined in their calls for protection of the 2018 midterm elections by Republican Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona as he said: “It was clear it was directed in favour of one candidate. Whether it was dispositive or not, that’s still a question.”
“But there’s going to be a lot more pressure on the administration to actually move on this.”
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When asked about the Democratic proposal, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that “we need to follow the facts and work to protect the integrity of future elections.”
At the same time, US President Donald Trump reacted to General McMaster who had told reporters during a Security Conference in Germany that the Mueller Report indeed pointed to Russian meddling, when he said that: “General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/965079126829871104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 18, 2018</a></blockquote>
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