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

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

has said that he was working very hard to prevent any outside interference in American elections.

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

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

An interagency team involving the and several others including the FBI and the 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 had alleged that was trying to interfere in the midterm polls and that it did not want him to be the has denied these allegations.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 03:40 IST