Mr. Bolton said the president made clear his support for USA spy agencies, imposed sanctions on Russian Federation and took other actions such as the executive order.
National Security Adviser, John Bolton, said the executive order includes measures to prevent foreign interference as well as reporting and punishing it.
According to the White House officials, the executive order sets up an automatic and formal 90-day review process that will enable intelligence agencies to investigate whether a country, entity or person has interfered in an American election and issue sanctions accordingly.
During a press conference with the Russian leader, Trump undermined the United States intelligence community's universal conclusion that Russia had made attempts to attack the 2016 U.S. presidential election, through digital interference and other methods.
But in a statement late Wednesday, the president said his executive order makes clear the United States "will not tolerate any form of foreign meddling in our elections".
Bolton said the executive order requires the Director of National Intelligence to be conducting regular assessments about potential foreign interference in the election and asks for reports by the department of justice and the department of homeland security in the case of interference with the election or campaign-related infrastructure.
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Coates said that the administration acknowledges that there was interference in the 2016 election, and "we've learned our lessons".
The threatened sanctions are notable because they aim not just at foreign companies and individuals seeking to disrupt United States electoral infrastructure - electoral databases, vote tabulation processes and the like - but also of propaganda campaigns and leaks of sensitive political information.
The order, however, will apply beyond just Russian Federation to other foreign entities that are seeking to influence U.S. elections.
"It's more than Russian Federation that we're monitoring here", Coats said.
"The president has acted decisively today", Bolton said, adding that the administration looked forward to engaging with Congress further on the issue. And evidence would not be forthcoming in the event that the White House considers sanctions under this order-the first word of any assessment would come with the sanctions themselves, Bolton told reporters. Those backing the legislation say that under the bill, a nation would know exactly what it would face if caught.
There is some frustration among lawmakers that with this executive order, Mr. Trump could be undercutting congressional efforts.
The public will be informed of interference activity when sanctions occur, Bolton said Wednesday on the conference call.
The order, which will allow new sanctions against Russian or other foreign actors, was inked on Wednesday morning.