Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday stepped up pressure for a bipartisan select committee to investigate Russia’s role in hacking emails related to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta.
“We need to get to the bottom of this, and we need to find out exactly what was done and what the implications of the attacks were, especially if they had an effect on our election,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“There’s no doubt they were interfering, and no doubt there was a cyberattack,” the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee added.
In separate remarks delivered in New York City, Schumer, who is the incoming Senate minority leader, called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to form a select committee to investigate the hacks that may have influenced the presidential election.
“The fact that the Russians used cybersecurity to hack our infrastructure, our economics, our countries is well-known,” Schumer said. “The fact that they’re hacking our political system and trying to influence the outcome as it seems to be: That is serious, serious stuff.” Read full story here