Nielsen: 'I Haven't Seen Evidence' That Russians Hacked Election To Help Trump

WATCH: DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen Says She Hasn’t Seen ‘Any Evidence’ Russian Interference Favored Trump

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President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday echoed President Donald Trump's insistence that Russian Federation did not seek to aid his White House bid in 2016 - a claim directly contradicting the US intelligence community's assessment of the Kremlin's election interference, according to an article published by New York Daily News. "What are the ways in which we can prepare, and that's no matter who it is", she said when asked if the president's tone on the issue has made her job hard on Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum.

Trump's public doubting of Russia's responsibility in a joint news conference with Putin on Monday provoked withering criticism from Republicans as well as Democrats and forced the president to make a rare public admission of error.

Nielsen touched on a variety of topics during an interview with NBC's Peter Alexander, including last year's violent protests in Charlottesville and Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The Russian ambassador to Washington also denounced "anti-Russian anger" in the United States and reiterated denials of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election - interrupting a questioner to say "We didn't interfere!"

She said there is no question in the intelligence community or at the Department of Homeland Security she heads that Russian Federation attempted to infiltrate and interfere with the USA electoral system. But he said, "Russia was always open to such proposals".

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"They have the capability, they have the will. We are ready for discussions on this subject", he said.

Trump claimed he misspoke in Helsinki Monday when he said he didn't "see any reason why [Russia] would" be responsible for election interference and cyberattacks.

In the video, as Secretary Nielsen delivers her "both sides" remarks, echoing the infamous words of President Donald Trump last August, Alexander moves his head down, nearly as if he's embarrassed or ashamed of her comments. Younger children have already been reunited; but less than half were because of issues with the parents, officials said.

"The United States should not be penalized because we are doing so well. That is troubling to the American people, and Trump just happens to be brutally honest and he tells it the way he sees it". "It is what it is", Coats said in a verbal shrug. She had said on Wednesday the proposal was being considered. "We will do our best" to meet the July 26 deadline, "but we will not cut corners", Nielsen told the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

"Secretary Nielsen has repeatedly spread misinformation and lied to the American people", Deutch said.

Trump left the White House for his New Jersey golf club for the weekend. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) asked the secretary to resign. The official says the goal is to follow up on progress achieved at Monday's summit in Helsinki.

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