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    US Senator Calls to Investigate Russian Interference in US Election

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    US Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey calls for Congress to form a bipartisan select committee to investigate Russian interference in US presidential election.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The call for a committee to investigate any possible interference by Russia in the US election gained another supporter, US Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey said in a press release on Monday.

    "I join the call for Congress to form a bipartisan select committee to investigate Russian interference in our election and will do everything I can to support to it," Booker stated.

    A bipartisan group of senators, including John McCain and Chuck Schumer, announced their plan to form a committee on Sunday.

    Any Russian efforts to influence the results of our election should be of grave concern to every American, and must be fully investigated.

    Attacks on America’s democratic institutions by a foreign nation simply cannot be tolerated," Booker is quoted as saying in the release.

    Booker noted he will push for the congressional committee and any other efforts required to defend the United States against hacking or election interference.

    Russian officials have denied any interference, calling the allegations absurd and an attempt to distract US voters from domestic issues.


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