More than 100 former Republican national security officials want Trump to ‘cease’ his ‘assault’ on the integrity of the election.

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden, left, and the first Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte are among the Republicans who signed the statement [File: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo]

More than 100 former Republican national security officials demanded on Monday that party leaders denounce President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept his election loss, calling it “an anti-democratic assault on the integrity of the presidential election”.

“President Trump’s continued efforts to cast doubt on the validity of the election and to interfere in state electoral processes undermine our democracy and risk long-term damage to our institutions,” the group says in a written statement.

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