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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Statement by Attorney General Sessions on the Election Security Executive Order

Attorney General Sessions today issued the following statement on the Election Security Executive Order:

 “The American people will not tolerate attempts to undermine the integrity of our electoral process—especially by foreign countries and other bad actors.  President Trump is committed to taking definitive action to prevent anyone—foreign or domestic—from illegally interfering in our elections, and the Department of Justice is proud to support him in this mission.

“Pursuant to the President’s executive order, the Department will work with our partners at the State Department, Treasury Department, and Department of Homeland Security, in order to identify enemies of our country who put our electoral integrity at risk.  Once we do, we will take action to bring them to justice.

“I applaud President Trump’s leadership on this issue, and I want to echo the clear message he has sent today: we will not accept attacks on our free elections and we will do whatever it takes to protect them.  This is what the American people demand, and this is what they deserve.”

Press Release Number: 
18-1186
Updated September 13, 2018