>> With the investigations into Russian election meddling ongoing despite bitter partisan wrangling and the 2018 midterms around the corner, CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he has every expectation that Russia will, again, target the US elections in November.>> Here's what we can say.>> In an interview with the BBC aired on Tuesday, the US Intelligence Chief said Russia had a long history of misinformation campaigns and that the threat isn't going away any time soon.
On Monday, the White House said it would not immediately impose additional sanctions on Russia despite a new law designed to punish Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.>> I don't understand why the administration is not imposing the sanctions.>> In testimony before a Senate panel on Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin rejected the idea that the administration was delaying action on Russia saying sanctions are coming.
>> We're already working on that. In the near future, you will see additional sanctions.>> Congress voted nearly unanimously, last year, to pass the law setting sweeping new sanctions on Russia Mnuchin insisted the legislation required only a report naming Russian oligarchs close to the Kremlin, which his department produced late Monday.
>> The next several months->> Mnuchin also told the Senators he did not disagree with Pompeo's judgement that Russia is planing to interfere in the midterm elections and said his team will impose the sanctions as quickly as it can.>> Maybe a month, I just wanna be careful in making that commitment.
It's a thorough process of the work that needs to be done.