(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Lindsey Graham Wednesday called for a broader bipartisan investigation if it’s true that Donald Trump’s campaign communicated with Russians in the year leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
“If there’s contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence officials outside the norm, that’s not only big league bad; that’s a game changer,” Graham, R-S.C., said in an interview on ABC News’ Good Morning America.
“If it is true, it is very, very disturbing to me.”
Sources familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News Tuesday that U.S. authorities were probing communications between associates of Trump and suspected Russian intelligence officials before the presidential election.
The New York Times first reported the alleged “repeated contacts” between Trump’s associates and Russians in the lead-up to the election. U.S. officials speaking with the newspaper noted, however, that there was no evidence of cooperation between the campaign and the Russians to attempt to “influence the election.”
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