"Not a single vote was changed, so far as we can tell", he said.
Another former Clinton campaign adviser, Philippe Reines, told The Washington Post that the "common denominator" shared by protesters gathering in front of the White House was a desire to see accountability from leadership in the Trump administration.
Christopher Wray, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and another of several security chiefs making a rare public appearance at the White House, added: "Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day".
The four joining Coats for Thursday's briefing were National Security Adviser John Bolton, FBI Director Christopher Wray, NSA Director General Paul Nakasone, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Officials from several different government agencies took turns addressing reporters at the White House briefing room Thursday about their coordinated effort to combat Russian election interference.
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No new policies were announced during the briefing, which was the first time the officials had appeared publicly together to address threats to election security. And we're doing everything we can to have a legitimate election that the American people can have trust in, ' said Director of national intelligence Dan Coats.
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United States officials in recent weeks have been sounding the alarm about a continuation of the type of cyber election interference carried out by Russian Federation in 2016.
The comments came in jarring contrast to the positions of President Donald Trump, but the two men dismissed suggestions the president - who has repeatedly denied Russian Federation moved to tilt the election in his favour - is not taking the issue seriously.
"We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russian Federation to try to weaken and divide the United States", Coats said at a White House briefing with other intelligence agency leaders.
Five Senate Dems also sent a letter to Bolton expressing concerns about election security; he sent a letter in response assuring them that "extensive, historic actions" had already been taken "to ensure the integrity of our elections and to defend against foreign malign influence". Trump was heavily criticized for not chastising Russian Federation for the interference at a news conference with Putin.
Trump was speaking at a "Make America Great Again" rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to support Rep. Lou Barletta in his race for Senate, when he dived into one of his most recurrent topics - the contentious Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and how unfairly it was treated by the media.
The illegal activity included criminal efforts to suppress voting and provide illegal campaign financing, cyber attacks against voting infrastructure, along with computer intrusions targeting elected officials and others, U.S. officials said. "We're sharing with them actionable intelligence in a way that wasn't happening before".
The Foreign Influence Task Force works with FBI personnel in all the 56 field offices of the agency and there are ongoing investigations into a foreign influence nexus spanning FBI field offices across the country, he said. "Our adversaries are attempting to undermine our country" on a persistent basis.