Tags: Russia Probe | sen james lankford | russia | hoax | mueller | probe

Sen. James Lankford: Russia Story Is Not a Hoax

Sen. James Lankford: Russia Story Is Not a Hoax
(Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:18 PM

A Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday he's convinced Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election.

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., appeared on CNN's "New Day" and was asked whether the Russia story is a hoax.

"No, I do not think it's a hoax. And I will say, I think the president's greatest frustration is sometimes there is an impression that comes out that Russia is the reason that he won the election. I think that's his biggest frustration," Lankford said.

"There is no evidence that any vote was tampered [with] during the process, that anything was changed in the system. But there is clear evidence that the Russians were trying to probe our system. They were engaging both on social media, trying to effect the messaging, and trying to be able to examine different voter systems across 21 different states."

When asked whether the entire Russia story is a hoax, Lankford would only say that investigators in Congress and at the Department of Justice are working to determine that.

"We're actually walking through multiple investigations to be able to lock down all of the issues about the Russia investigation," he said. "But there's no question that the Russians were trying to engage in our election, just like they have in multiple other elections across Europe."

Special counsel Robert Mueller is spearheading the DOJ's Russia investigation, which could last well into next year.

There are also multiple Congressional panels looking at whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and Russia's overall role in the election.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
A Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday he's convinced Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., appeared on CNN's "New Day" and was asked whether the Russia story is a hoax.
sen james lankford, russia, hoax, mueller, probe
288
2017-18-21
Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:18 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved