September 13, 2018

Roll Call: Senators Cheer Trump Order on Election Meddling, but Want More Action

Senators are pleased to see the Trump administration doing something about election interference, but they don’t think Wednesday’s executive order will be enough.

Some of the concern comes from the fact that even if federal agencies report evidence of Russian evidence to interfere in the 2018 midterms, President Donald Trump could still waive the imposition of sanctions.

Perhaps not coincidentally, the Senate Banking Committee was holding a hearing Wednesday afternoon with outside witnesses to discuss new tools to counter Russia. The Banking panel has lead jurisdiction when it comes to developing sanctions legislation.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren was among the most direct in her criticism during the hearing. 

Read the full story on the Roll Call website here. 

By:  Niels Lesniewski
Source: Roll Call