Russia gets a scolding from Trump adviser

Posted: February 18, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Saturday in Munich that while Russian meddling in U.S. elections was undeniable, “we are already improving our ability to defeat these pernicious threats.”

MUNICH -- Just hours after the Justice Department indicted 13 Russians in what it said was a broad conspiracy to sway the 2016 election, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Moscow of engaging in a campaign of "disinformation, subversion and espionage" that he said Washington would continue to expose.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking Saturday at the security conference in Munich where national security adviser H.R. McMaster acknowled...

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