Trump administration addresses election meddling

New intelligence raises concerns that Russia, China and Iran are meddling in the U.S. election.
2:27 | 08/08/20

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Thank you, Eva. We'll move on to new intelligence raising concerns that Russia and China are meddling in the U.S. Election. ABC's Rachel Scott is in bedminster, New Jersey where president trump responded to this report overnight. Rachel, good morning to you. Reporter: Dan, good morning. We're less than 100 days out from elect days and now a stark warning from U.S. Intelligence that foreign adversaries are at it again. Overnight president trump downplaying new intelligence that Russia is once again trying to influence the 2020 election. It could be. I could be very much. I think the last person Russia wants to see in office is Donald Trump because nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have, ever. That's not the intelligence. I don't care what anybody says. Reporter: Hours earlier the nation's top counter-intelligence official sounded the alarm saying Russia is working to denigrate Joe Biden and boost president trump's candidacy. China views president trump as unpredictable and wants Biden in the oval office. You started off with Russia. Why don't you start off with China? You think China is maybe a bigger threat? I think maybe it is. Reporter: The president behind in the polls is facing a growing public health crisis putting the blame on China for the pandemic, insisting the virus will disappear. Since China allowed the virus to infect the world -- Reporter: Holding a news conference at a private golf club in New Jersey, members booing as a reporter asked about the crowd violating the state's social distancing guidelines. Back in Washington talks for coronavirus relief bill collapsed on capitol hill. 30 million Americans out of work still waiting for help. It was a disappointing meeting. We did not make any progress today. Reporter: Democrats say they offered to meet Republicans halfway on the $2 trillion stimulus package, but the white house wouldn't bulge. The president signaling he would side-step congress to prevent evictions and provide unemployment aid. If Democrats continue to hold this critical relief hostage, I'll act under my authority as president to get Americans the relief they need. Reporter: The president said those executive orders were already being drafted. He could face a legal challenge if he tries to cut taxes or provide unemployment aid without the approval of congress first. Whit? There is so much at stake here. Rachel Scott for us, thank you we appreciate it.

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