Graham: Most Senators Agree Russia Was Behind Election Hacking

United States Senator Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican of South Carolina) listens as Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti and United States Air Force General Lori J. Robinson testify before the US Senate Committee on... United States Senator Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican of South Carolina) listens as Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti and United States Air Force General Lori J. Robinson testify before the US Senate Committee on Armed Services during their confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP - NO WIRE SERVICE - Photo by: Ron Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images MORE LESS
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In an interview with CNN that aired Tuesday evening, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that senators are largely in agreement that Russia was behind the hacks into the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic groups in the 2016 election.

“There are 100 United States senators,” Graham said when asked how he would react if Trump continues to dismiss the intelligence community’s belief that Russia was behind the hacks. “I would say that 99 of us believe the Russians did this and we’re going to do something about it.”

“We’re going to put sanctions together that hit Putin as an individual and his inner circle for interfering in our election, and they’re doing it all over the world — not just in the United States,” he continued.

Graham urged senators to act in response to the hacks.

“If we don’t push back against Putin, Iran and China — they could hack in to our systems,” he told CNN. “Today it’s Democrats, tomorrow it could be Republicans with the Iranians and the Chinese.”

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  1. Undoubtedly Jeff Sessions.

  2. Call him Captain Obvious. Like I need Lindsey Graham to tell me the sky is blue.

  3. Well at least Miss Lindsey has admitted a truth, we’ve got to take a win whenever it happens and whoever spoke it. And don’t forget he spoke it on the TV machine and that will ruffle the Donald’s feathers.

  4. ‘but we’re willing to live with the results and not demand a do over’ he later added…

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