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VIDEO: Lankford Calls For Investigation Into Russia's Involvement In Election

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U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., says he supports investigating whether or not Russia was involved in the 2016 election process.

During an interview Sunday evening with Fox News, Lankford, who serves on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, confirmed there is evidence of Russian interference through cyber-breaches and propaganda. But he said there's no evidence Russia interfered in the vote-counting process or election results.

“The issue is, are we going to continue to allow Russians to be able to engage in and meddle into as many different areas and to create instability as possible?” Lankford said. “No we should not. Yes, we should investigate that, and it should absolutely be bipartisan. But no one's trying to say the election would've gone the other way if only the Russians weren't there."

President-elect Donald Trump called the claim "ridiculous."

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