MN Senator Seeks to Work With Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) has asked President-elect Donald Trump to stand by Congress in support of a sovereign Ukraine.

Klobuchar appeared on MSNBC with Kate Snow to discuss the bipartisan effort by members of Congress including former presidential candidates Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla) to stand with Ukraine.

Klobuchar commended Trump on his willingness to meet with President Poroshenko of Ukraine but also recognized the relationship Trump has with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.

Klobuchar’s interview comes in light of a new report by the CIA that confirms Russia’s involvement in the U.S. election to help Trump win the presidency.

The Washington Post explains that individuals with ties to the Russian government provided Wikileaks with information such as leaked emails in efforts to support and encourage a Donald Trump victory.

The Trump transition team has denied the allegations in a statement.

“These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” the Trump transition team said in a statement. “The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again.'”

The White House had asked for a full investigation into Russia’s role in the presidential election.

Preya Samsundar

Preya Samsundar was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities this Spring with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Strategic Communications. Preya has previously worked on several State Campaign Races.