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GOP senator scolds Trump for ignoring Russian hackers — and says basically every lawmaker has been targeted

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Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) is joining with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to push legislation that would send money to states to ensure their voting systems are secure for the 2018 election. But when it comes to attacks on certain officials or propaganda, the White House and Congress are doing little.

In an interview with CNN, Lankford expressed concern that the White House is ignoring national security concerns over the midterms.

“While the president has been inconsistent on his tweets, he’s the only one who hasn’t been paying attention to this,” Lankford told CNN’s Manu Raju.

He noted last time the Russians “didn’t get that far” when it came to changing actual vote tallies.

“Last time they didn’t get that far from the intelligence we have but, according to the latest indictment, they got to 500,000 people in terms of their voter data,” said Klobuchar.

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When it comes to the attacks on elected members, Lankford said most senators have been attacked.

“That’s a regular thing here, that there are outside actors trying to find ways to hack into the Senate and see if they can find information. I would be shocked if there’s a senator that hasn’t been targeted”

Raju referenced the attempts by Russia to hack Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), still, Republicans were uninterested in supporting a bill to give states funds to fight cyber-terrorism.

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The White House had a cybersecurity expert working to keep things secure, but as of February that staffer was no longer there.

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