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Lankford: WH 'Very Aggressive' On Midterm Cyberattack Plan

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Sen. James Lankford said the White House and the administration has been very aggressive, and Homeland Security has been very aggressive at implementing new procedures for midterm cyberattacks. (Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 01:01 PM

The White House and the Trump administration, along with Homeland Security have been "very aggressive" while preparing for possible cyberattacks in the 2018 midterm elections Sen. James Lankford said Wednesday.

"The White House and the administration has been very aggressive, and Homeland Security has been very aggressive, at implementing new procedures and interacting with states on elections to make sure that we’re watching out for cyber attacks, that we’re engaging [and] getting security clearance to state personnel," the Oklahoma Republican told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Homeland Security already has implemented "almost everything we're trying to get into legislation" on a voluntary basis, said Lankford, who has drafted a bipartisan  bill with Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar of California and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota that addresses election security.

Lankford also discussed Tuesday's hearings with key members of the intelligence community, as well as ongoing reports that President Donald Trump would like to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

It's never been a "grand secret" that the president did not like Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Lankford said, but he does not believe former FBI director's position was ever at risk,

"I have said all along that Robert Mueller should finish his investigation and get it done," he said. "It's the best thing for the president and the presidency and for the future of the country for him to resolve this issue."

Lankford, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that the group has never had an issue standing behind the nation's intelligence agencies, and it was "entirely reasonable" to ask the nation's key officials questions in hearings on Tuesday.

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The White House and the Trump administration, along with Homeland Security have been "very aggressive" while preparing for possible cyberattacks in the 2018 midterm elections Sen. James Lankford said Wednesday.
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