U.S. Republican Senator John McCain believes that the actions of Russian leadership are a greater threat to global security than the crimes of the Islamic State terrorist group.
In an interview with Australian ABC TV, released on Monday, May 29th, McCain acknowledged that the IS militants "can do terrible things." However, he said, "it is the Russians who … try to destroy the very fundamentals of democracy, and that is, to change the outcome of an American election." The senator added, "I’ve seen no evidence they succeeded, but they tried and they are still trying."
The Senator is in Canberra, where he received an award for supporting the union of the United States and Australia. He also met with the leadership of Australia, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, AP reports.