CBS News reports:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, is urging President Trump to safeguard the U.S. election process ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, telling the president to “lead this nation to make sure the 2018 election is protected.” Graham, a frequent Trump ally, said that the president often gets the issue of Russian interference “confused” with the accusations of of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“You didn’t collude with the Russians, or at least I haven’t seen any evidence, but Mr. President, they meddled in the elections. They stole [John] Podesta’s emails, they hacked into the DNC, it could be us next. It could be some other power, not just Russia. Harden our electoral infrastructure for 2018,'” Graham said on “Face the Nation” Sunday.
Graham, citing the president’s top intelligence chief Dan Coats, said that the “red light is blinking” and that he needs to “sit down with Congress and the administration and you lead this nation to hardening the 2018 election process before it’s too late.”
@LindseyGrahamSC : I think the president gets this confused. You didn’t collude with the Russians, at least I haven’t seen any evidence, but Mr. President, they meddled in the elections. pic.twitter.com/7heWTtdlOI
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 22, 2018