White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders insisted on Wednesday that President Donald Trump was not ignoring Russian election interference like she claimed President Barack Obama had.
During an interview with Sanders on the White House lawn, Fox News host Bill Hemmer noted that Trump had recently promised to “counteract” any Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections.
“What is happening at [the Department of Homeland Security]?” Hemmer wondered. “The American people need to know that the meddling will be dealt with.”
“There are a number of things that are happening,” Sanders replied defensively. “DHS is certainly taking a huge lead on this process. But it’s an interagency process. We’ve got people — a lot of people from the intelligence community that are working on this. The president is committed to making sure that not just Russia — but particularly Russia — but any country or any outsider doesn’t have the ability to influence or impact our elections.”
“Is that security on the technology front?” Hemmer pressed. “What is that?”
“There are a number of different things,” Sanders replied. “It’s certainly security on the technology front, it’s backing up systems, it’s making sure that we have integrity when it comes to the voting systems, it’s helping the states. I mean, we have to remember that the states own these elections.”
“But it’s March,” the Fox News host noted. “When do we know?”
“Look, it’s not a one-day process,” Sanders stuttered. “This is something we’re going to continue working on. We’ve had a number of these meetings with state and local officials. We’re going to continue working with states to secure their systems.”
“I can assure you that this administration across the board, agency wide is taking this very seriously,” she added. “And taking very big steps to make sure that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the previous administration and ignore this problem and not take big and bold action.”
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Adam Schiff sends signal that a Roger Stone pardon would be another impeachable offense
Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump -- and Schiff sent a warning against a pardon.
"Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and threatening a witness," Schiff tweeted.
Schiff, who led the impeachment inquiry and trial, agreed with Jackson -- whose language echoed the lawmaker's "corrupt scheme and cover-up" indictment during the Senate trial.
E. Jean Carroll blames Trump’s attacks on her character for firing from Elle magazine following sexual assault allegation
"Tell me again how sexual assault claims ruin men?"
Women's rights advocates came to the defense of longtime columnist E. Jean Carroll Wednesday after she revealed she was fired from Elle magazine months after coming forward with sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump.
Carroll claimed her dismissal from her job as an advice columnist for the magazine, where she worked for more than two decades, came as the result of Trump's attacks on her following the accusation.
WATCH: Roger Stone greeted with ‘Lock Him Up!’ chants after getting sentenced to 40 months
Trump ally Roger Stone frequently led chants of "Lock her up!" about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign -- but on Thursday, the table decisively turned.
After Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges of perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, a crowd of people greeted the right-wing dirty trickster by chanting, "Lock him up!" outside the courthouse.
At least one supporter of President Donald Trump tried to get a "pardon" chant going, but they were drowned out by the louder "Lock him up" chants.
Watch the video below.