"This administration has taken a lot of people by surprise", Pastor Darrell Scott, from OH, told members of the roundtable in the White House's Cabinet room.
Top House Intelligence Committee Democrat Adam Schiff.
At the White House, senior administration officials claimed Trump was merely expressing an opinion.
"Make no mistake, the scope of this foreign influence threat is both broad and deep", he said.
These agencies will continue to be on high alert because "this threat is not going away", said Director Wray.
Stewart said when he made his predictions, he was asked about who he thought Russian Federation wanted to win the election.
Trump has steadily attacked Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe in March 2017.
Sanders has not yet responded to an inquiry seeking clarification on how White House officials can consider Trump's tweets official presidential statements while not treating directions to Cabinet officials on the social media platform as direct orders.
"Our democracy is in the crosshairs", said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Manafort, the lone American charged by Mueller who has opted to stand trial instead of cooperate with prosecutors, was described by his defence lawyer as a hugely successful global political consultant who left the details of his finances to others.
"Russia attempted to interfere in the last election and continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day", Wray said, but echoed Coats by saying that "we are not yet seeing the same kind of efforts to specifically target election infrastructure", only messaging efforts.
US President Donald Trump has faced bipartisan criticism that the country remains exposed to election meddling as he fails to act on the issue.
'I'm very concerned that Russian Federation will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election.
Sessions, of course, recused himself from the Russian Federation election probe, and Manafort is on trial for business dealings not directly related to Mueller's Russian Federation probe.
The quiet exchange of proposals between the two sides stands in sharp contrast to a series of broadsides that Trump and his aides have launched at Mueller and his investigation.
Trump has repeatedly slammed Mueller's probe investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, including any potential communication with the Trump campaign. But they stepped up the game big-time in 2016.
Activists whose pages were among those censored by Facebook have rejected claims that their efforts are part of some sort of Russian plot to sow discord in the United States, however. Dershowitz went on to say that Strzok "should never, ever been allowed [sic] to remain in the Federal Bureau of Investigation while he was himself being investigated".
"I said, 'I don't think they care".
"We are getting a lot of information back from that process".
Trump and his administration have been under heavy fire about their work in securing America's next election since the president's meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki last month.
The president also is pushing for a voter ID law.
The President has said many times he would be willing to speak with Mueller but would await his legal teams guidance.
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