He's 'very concerned' about 2018 Russian interference

He's 'very concerned' about 2018 Russian interference

He's 'very concerned' about 2018 Russian interference

American senator Lindsey Graham from the Republican Party claimed that the USA should prepare new sanctions for the Russian interference into the upcoming election to the U.S. Congress in 2018 as Voice of America reported. Trump faced bipartisan criticism for a subsequent joint press conference with the Russian leader in which he appeared to accept Putin's denial of Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement Tuesday as Congress struggles to respond to Trump's shifting views on Russian interference in US elections.

In Helsinki last week, Putin said he did want Trump to win the election because Trump had "talked about bringing the U.S. -Russia relationship back to normal".

He tweeted: "I'm very concerned that Russian Federation will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election".

The US President backed up his eyebrow-raising statement by insisting "no President has been tougher on Russian Federation than me" and "they definitely don't want Trump!"

They also added that "like Vladimir Putin, who has made clear his intention to challenge USA power", US needs to make clear that they will defend their nation and to prevent Russian Federation from "the hollowing of Western democracy". Marco Rubio (R-Fl) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) co-authored a bill that hits Russian Federation with additional sanctions if it interferes in future elections.

Outside analysts have opined that if Putin and his government simply want chaos or deadlock in the United States, they might shift their efforts in 2018 toward helping Democrats take control of Congress.

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"Unfortunately, the president's recent comments at the U.S. -Russia summit in Helsinki failed to hold Putin accountable for his attacks on our country's interests and deter him from future indiscretions", she said.

Democrats said Republicans haven't done enough to keep the vote secure this fall.

The president made that assertion in a tweet that ignored the evidence presented by his own intelligence services that Russian Federation had intervened in the 2016 election in his behalf.

Corker and Sen Crapo, who is the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, said.

Earlier this year, Congress allocated $380 million to assist states with election security upgrades, and most of that money has been disbursed.

"We worked closely together to write the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which substantially expanded sanctions on Russian Federation and overwhelmingly passed both the Senate and House last summer, and are eager to continue the important work being done by our committees to push back on Russian Federation", said Senators Corker and Crapo.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to be questioned Wednesday during testimony on the US response as well as Trump's meeting with Putin. The company would not disclose the candidates, citing privacy issues.

The bill would slap new sanctions on Russian Federation and require a Senate vote for any proposal to withdraw the USA from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

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