Clinton Campaign Wants Electors to Get Intelligence Briefing on DNC Hack Before Voting
The Hillary Clinton campaign announced Monday that they were backing an effort to give electors in the Electoral College access to intelligence on the Democratic National Committee hack before they certify that Donald Trump has won the presidency.
Ten of the presidential electors (out of 538) requested Monday morning that they received an intelligence briefing on the conclusion from federal agencies that Russia was behind the DNC hack in a concerted effort to help Trump. In a statement Monday, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta endorsed that effort.
“The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a statement Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”
“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,” he continued. Podesta also announced the campaign would back efforts to declassify the intelligence so every American could see the evidence.
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