Hillary Clinton’s top political adviser John Podesta said the campaign is supporting an effort by members of the Electoral College to request an intelligence briefing on foreign intervention in the presidential election. Podesta said that President Barack Obama backs this effort.
“The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a written statement Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”
“Each day that month, our campaign decried the interference of Russia in our campaign and its evident goal of hurting our campaign to aid Donald Trump,” he said. “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.”
On December 9, President Barack Obama ordered a report on foreign interventions in elections going back to 2008. Republican U.S. Senators John McCain, Richard Burr, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul and James Lankford demanded a congressional investigation. . .