Trudeau pushes back against reports that security officials sounded the alarm on foreign interference prior to 2019 election

Speaking in Mississauga, Ont., on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pushed back against a recent news report that alleges security officials urged the Liberal Party to rescind the nomination of one of its MPs, Han Dong. Trudeau said that "In a free democracy, it is not up to unelected security officials to dictate to political parties who can or cannot run," adding that “It's actually damaging to people's confidence in our democratic and political institutions.”