Warner: 'Height of irresponsibility' that Congress hasn't improved election security

Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerGOP senators divided over approach to election security Hillicon Valley: House lawmakers reach deal on robocall bill | Laid-off journalists launch ads targeting tech giants | Apple seeks tariff exemptions | Facebook's Libra invites scrutiny Schiff introduces bill to strengthen law barring campaigns from accepting foreign dirt MORE (Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that Congress’s failure to improve election security ahead of 2020 is the “height of irresponsibility.”

“America was attacked by a foreign power and chances are they and others will be back,” Warner said on CBS’s “Face The Nation." “It is the height of irresponsibility that Congress has not acted.”

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Warner said Congress should back bipartisan election security legislation that ensures measures such as a paper ballot trail and add further “guardrails” to social media against election interference.

He also said that while special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE determined the contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian agents did not rise to the level of conspiracy, there should be more clear-cut definitions and standards set.

Warner said the Senate Intelligence Committee wants to see the counterintelligence evidence Mueller received as part of his investigation "to finish our job."

Warner also addressed the current Justice Department investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, saying “if the intelligence community had not acted” on available information, “it would have been irresponsible.”

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump: 'I think I win the election easier' if Democrats launch impeachment proceedings Darrell Issa eyes return to Congress Martin Sheen, Robert De Niro join star-studded video breaking down Mueller report findings MORE, he added, “has very little credibility,” calling Barr a “personal advocate for President TrumpDonald John TrumpFormer Joint Chiefs chairman: 'The last thing in the world we need right now is a war with Iran' Pence: 'We're not convinced' downing of drone was 'authorized at the highest levels' Trump: Bolton would take on the whole world at one time MORE.”

Warner said he had seen “no evidence politics played any role” in the genesis of the investigation.

“Facts will confirm what law enforcement and the intelligence community did was right,” he added.