Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham: 'Fake news' to say Russia did not meddle in US election
Posted on 07/01/2018 2:32:33 PM PDT by EdnaMode
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said it is fake news to say that Russia did not meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
The idea that Russia did not meddle in our election is fake news, Graham said on NBCs Meet the Press.
They did meddle in our election and they're doing it again in 2018, he added.
President Trump said on Friday that he will press Russian President Vladimir Putin on Moscow's meddling during their meeting later this month.
We dont want anyone tampering with elections," Trump said, promising Russias interference in U.S. elections will be on the summits agenda.
Trump has previously denied that Russia influenced the 2016 election, despite an assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies confirming some degree of interference.
As recently as Thursday, Trump tweeted that Moscow says it did not interfere.
Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!" Trump tweeted. "Where is the DNC Server, and why didnt Shady James Comey and the now disgraced FBI agents take and closely examine it? Why isnt Hillary/Russia being looked at? So many questions, so much corruption!"
Trump and Putin are slated to meet July 16 in Helsinki, at the end of Trump's scheduled trip to Europe to attend a summit with NATO allies and stop in the United Kingdom.
Critics say Trump's summit with Putin is ill-advised, considering special counsel Robert Mueller is currently conducting an investigation into Russias interference in the election.
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday argued that such criticism is complete nonsense.
"The president determined that, despite the political noise in the U.S., direct communication between him and President Putin was in the interest of the United States, in the interest of Russia, and in the interest of peace and security around the world, Bolton said.
On Meet the Press, Graham said he supports the meeting but hopes Trump will come out strongly against Russias actions.
I would urge President Trump work with Russia in Syria, Graham said. We have to deal with Russia. They're a power throughout the world. But let Putin know that what he did in the past is unacceptable.
Most importantly, if you continue to undermine our democracy and others, you're going to pay a heavy price, Graham added. If Putin doesn't understand that after this summit, then we've made, then weve made a big mistake.
How is it possible that this dopey Neocon fop is from the South?
What did he say about canada imposing sanctions only on products from states that are swing states? isn’t that interfering in our elections?
Meddling does not equate with influencing or even interfering.
grahm didn’t speak up when b o tampered in foreign countries.
shut up lindsey.
If Russia meddled in our election it was done to help Hillary.
how about how come SC voters keep voting for this idiot?
Just like it’s fake news to say Britain, Ukraine, Australia, and other allies didn’t middle in the election.
Lindsey Graham never talks about anything good.
Its fake news to say that I didnt meddle in the recent Turkish election. After all, I did post some things on social media about it.
Lindsey Graham is part of the cabal.
And anyone that thinks that foreign countries don’t try to influence elections is on Soma. The US has been doing it to others forever along with everyone else. As long as it does not cross certain lines then it is just plain normal behavior.
What did he say about canada imposing sanctions only on products from states that are swing states? isnt that interfering in our elections?
In the same way that China is meddling in the 2018 American elections,
You are kidding right? Where are the bush folk from. Where is John McCain from? Where is Dick Cheney from? Where are a million other neocons from? Didn’t Alabama elect a Democratic senator last year? Didn’t pretty much all Southern States folk lay back while they’re statues were destroyed?
I would say put a sock in it Lindsey but he is too occupied biting a pillow...
Russia/USSR has meddled in every Presidential election in my lifetime Lindsey. The “fake news” is the implication that DJT was colluding with them against their own handsomely paid agent HRC.
Like Otto said to Harry Dean in “Repo man”, I will say the same to “Linseed Graham.
F##k off Queer.
Lindsey Graham: ‘Fake news’ to say Russia did not meddle in US election.
There has been a tsunami of BS about this so-called meddling, but zero details of exactly what form the meddling took. One wonders what and where this happened, or is the bloviating merely the usual and customary politicians Bullshit.
Russia has been meddling in US elections since 1919 when the COMINTERN was formed and have continued to do since. So has other countries, Latin & Central American countries (including Mexico!) are certainly doing it. Particularly when you encourage citizens to vote in both places. The Russians have been singularly ineffective the Latins much more so. Look at California and some of our cities. Graham needs to go home drink a warm glass of milk and go sit under some magnolia tree in SC.
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