Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Democrats Push For Independent Commission On Russian Election Meddling

WASHINGTON ― After intelligence officials issued a bombshell report on Russia hacking the Democratic National Committee, House and Senate Democrats are renewing their call for an independent commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election.

Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have introduced a bill with House colleagues Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) that would establish a bipartisan commission outside of Congress, with subpoena power, to look into Russia’s behavior in the 2016 race and issue a report on how to prevent future interference.

“It’s not about Donald Trump. It’s not about Hillary Clinton. It’s not about Republicans, independents or Democrats. It is not even about 2016,” Cummings, who is the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Monday. “It’s about our future.”

“We cannot allow foreign attacks on our electoral process to become normal or inevitable. Ladies and gentleman, they are neither,” Cummings added. Read full post here 

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