Rep. Adam Smith and national security Ranking Members Send President Obama a letter urging briefings about Russian interference in the U.S. election.The letter states that there is deep concern over “Russian efforts to undermine, interfere with, and even influence the outcome of our recent election. This Russian malfeasance is not confined to us, but extends to our allies, our alliances and to democratic institutions around the world.”
“The integrity of democracy must never be in question, and we are gravely concerned that Russia may have succeeded in weakening Americans’ trust in our electoral institutions through their cyber activity, which may also include sponsoring disclosures through WikiLeaks and other venues, and the production and distribution of fake news stories.”
“Foreign interference presents a win-win for Russia—which we must counter. By eroding Americans’ and foreigners’ trust in U.S. institutions, Russia both weakens our country and sows global instability and uncertainty. Both present a boon for Russia and a loss for those working to maintain peace and prosperity around the world through the leadership of the United States and its allies.”
The full text of the letter can be read here.
The letter was signed by Rep. Steny Hoyer, Rep. Elijah Cummings, John Conyers, Rep. Adam Smith, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Eliot Engel and Rep. Bennie Thompson.
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