February 14, 2018 / 8:14 PM / 6 months ago

U.S. weighs plans to prevent Russian meddling in future elections - Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and the U.S. intelligence community are discussing plans to prevent Russia from interfering in future elections, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, a after the nation’s top intelligence officials said they expected Moscow to continue such efforts.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Tokyo, Japan, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Pence, in an interview with Axios, said the administration took such interference seriously, adding: “We have discussed plans going forward to ensure that meddling in our elections by Russian or other powers around the world will be rebutted.”

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Tom Brown

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