Senate GOPer: I’m ‘Very Concerned’ About Russian Interference In Elections

AP

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is among Russia’s most vocal critics in Congress, said on Twitter Saturday that he was “very concerned” about Russian interference around the world, while clarifying that he wasn’t “challenging the outcome of the election.”

His tweets came after reports in the Washington Post and the New York Times that U.S. intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian actors sought to boost Donald Trump in the presidential election. Democrats have since called for a congressional investigation into Russian involvement in various cyber attacks on Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party. Other Republicans, like Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), played down the recent revelations.

Trump meanwhile, through a statement from his transition team, dismissed the reports and said that it was time to “move on.”

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