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Security officials brief House Oversight panel on election security; next congressional steps unclear

September 14, 2018 |
Maggie Miller
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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a classified briefing Thursday to discuss election security issues with senior security and intelligence officials, with Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) emphasizing the persistence of threats from “hostile foreign actors,” but not commenting on what next steps Congress should take.

“In 2016, hostile foreign actors attempted to undermine the fundamentals of our democracy and challenge the reliability of the 2016 election,” Gowdy said after the hearing in a statement. “As we near midterm...

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