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Working very hard on preventing outside interference in US polls: Trump


United States President Donald Trump has said that he was working very hard to prevent any outside interference in American elections.

His remarks came amid investigations by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, into the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections.

To a question at a White House news conference, on whether he has noticed any outside interference in the just-concluded midterm elections, Trump said, "We have been working very hard on China and Russia and everybody else looking into our elections or meddling with our elections."

An interagency team involving the Department of Homeland Security and several others including the FBI and the Department of Justice looked into it, he said, adding, "We are going to make a full report. And unlike the previous administration, we have done a lot of work on that issue."

"We've spent a lot of time -- it gets very little coverage in the papers. I mean, you cover the nonsense part, but you don't cover the important -- this is very important," he told reporters.

In October, the US president had alleged that China was trying to interfere in the midterm polls and that it did not want him to be the president. China has denied these allegations.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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