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Trump Ally Calls for More Sanctions on Russia Ahead of Elections

  • Graham rebuts Kushner’s ‘buying some Facebook ads’ comments
  • Says ‘an attack on one party should be an attack on all’
Senator Lindsey Graham
Senator Lindsey GrahamPhotographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg

Republican Senator Lindsay Graham, a close ally of Donald Trump, called for more sanctions on Russia and criticized presidential adviser Jared Kushner’s statements downplaying the significance of that country’s interference in the 2016 election.

“I like Jared a lot, but he’s leaving out a big detail,” Graham said on CBS’s Face the Nation, noting that Russia hacked into the emails of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign. “Can you imagine what we would be saying if the Russians or the Iranians hacked into the presidential team of the Republican Party?”