James Lankford


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The first thing you've got to get actually is the facts. What we shouldn't do is just say, Let's do something' and the 'something' actually doesn't make a difference...That doesn't help anyone.feedback
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Oct 05 2017 Republican Party
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Jun 11 2017 - Trump Presidency

We've obviously pressed the White House.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - Trump Presidency

We want to be able to get his side of it.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - Russia

We've had a lot of unnamed sources in the media come out and make statements about Jeff Sessions. If this is trying to interfere in a process of any investigation, it doesn't seem like it was, number one, very effective, and, number two, came up more than once in a conversation. So this looks more like an inappropriate conversation than obstruction.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - Trump Presidency

The key things we have got to get, obviously, his side of the story related to Jim Comey, some of the conversations that Jim Comey had with the president, where Jeff Sessions was a participant there or at least was around to be able to get the rest of the story, Comey's statement to him of, hey, I don't want to get time alone with the president again, and that interaction, as well as these accusations that are flying out there about conversations that he might or might not have had with Russians prior to the election.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - Trump Presidency

I assume that this will be public, but we are still in that final conversation time with Jeff Sessions.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - Olympic Games

When the president asked you about he 'hopes' that you would let this go … this seems like a pretty light touch.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

If this seems to be something the president is trying to get you to drop it, it seems like a light touch to drop it, to bring it up at that point, the day after he had just fired Flynn, to come back here and say, I hope we can let this go, then it never reappears again.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Terrorism

We will evaluate Christopher Wray's qualifications.feedback

May 22 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

We will get to the truth one way or another. We need facts, not speculation & anonymous sources.feedback

May 18 2017

If he is able to come in as a former FBI director, use the FBI agents that are already there, use the process that's already in the place, this will actually get to resolution much faster. That's a benefit to us.feedback

May 18 2017 - Russia

To bring in someone like Robert Mueller that has already worked within the FBI that it looks like he's going to work within the FBI process, you've got a prime decision maker they're working within the process. It's a good hybrid to be able to keep the career folks at FBI and to be able to make sure they can continue their job. But you have an independent person as the final decision maker in the direction.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

We've talked about health care more often. I hate to be flippant – we really have.feedback

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

I don't think Jim Comey leaving was a surprise. I think the timing was a surprise.feedback

May 10 2017 - Russia

I understand the desire to be able to have a special prosecutor. Problem is, as we all know, the special prosecutor is selected by the attorney general's office.feedback

Mar 28 2017

We're still in the same spot where we need 60 votes in the Senate to be able to accomplish that.feedback

Mar 23 2017

We follow the evidence wherever it leads.feedback

Mar 17 2017 - CIA

There are some theories out there that this is what's called incidental collection, where there's collection of a foreign individual who calls into the United States, and they happen to gather up U.S. persons on that, as well.feedback

Jan 05 2017 - Abortion

A lot of the ongoing support in the structural finances for Planned Parenthood goes to build the buildings, the infrastructure that provides abortion.feedback

Dec 17 2016

That's a long-standing relationship between the United States and Korea. That's something that also works its way through Congress, and both the House and the Senate have a commitment to what's happening here.feedback

Dec 17 2016

He (Trump) has not made a clear statement yet, as obviously he's still trying to work through the transition into the presidency, but I have no question of his commitment to that relationship.feedback

Dec 01 2016

When interest rates tick up, and you and I both know that interest rates will tick up, in the next eight years it's forecast we'll spend more on interest on our debt than we do on national defense. That is not long-term sustainable for us.feedback

Dec 01 2016

It's as if I'm paying my grandparents' minimum payments on their credit cards, my parents' minimum payments on their credit cards and my minimum payments on credit cards. At some point, you don't have enough discretionary income to do everything else.feedback

Dec 01 2016

The reason we can't do more on highway funds, the reason we can't do more on so many areas, is because the first payment is always to [pay] our interest.feedback

Dec 01 2016

If we don't have economic growth and if we don't limit our spending, then we will never get on top of the debt and deficit issues.feedback

Nov 28 2016

I don't know what he was talking about on that one.feedback

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