Clinton Wants Electors To Know More About Russian Hackers

The Hillary Clinton campaign agrees with a group of Electoral College members that intelligence officials should give the electors a briefing about Russian attempts to influence the result of the presidential election.

Politico reported that 10 electors, including one Republican, recently wrote a letter to National Intelligence Director James Clapper requesting the briefing. “The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Clinton campaign manager John Podesta said Monday in a written statement. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution, and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”

Podesta slammed the Russian government for “its evident goal of hurting our campaign to aid Donald Trump.” He wrote: “Despite our protestations, this matter did not receive the attention it deserved by the media in the campaign. We now know that the CIA has determined Russia’s interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing Donald Trump. This should distress every American.”

The Electoral College members’ letter stated: “The electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations, how far those investigations may have reached, and who was involved in those investigations. We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as president of the United States.”

Source: The Hill
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