The administration is gearing up to brief lawmakers on election security as the country wades deeper into the 2020 primaries.
The briefings will come a week after Super Tuesday, when primary voters in more than a dozen states will head to the polls. On March 10, voters in six more states will cast ballots.
Trump decided against nominating Maguire for the post on a permanent basis after learning a member of his staff, Shelby Pierson, gave a classified briefing on Thursday to the House Intelligence Committee regarding election security, people familiar with the matter told the Post.
Another misinformation campaign is being launched by Democrats in Congress saying that Russia prefers me to any of the Do Nothing Democrat candidates who still have been unable to, after two weeks, count their votes in Iowa. Hoax number 7!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
Election security has emerged as a political hotspot during the Trump administration. Congress included an additional $425 million in election money in a government funding package passed late last year.
But Senate Democrats have repeatedly gone to the floor to try to pass additional legislation, including a requirement that campaigns contact the FBI and Federal Election Commission over offers of foreign assistance.