Sunday, 11 December 2016

Bipartisan group of senators calls for probe of Russian role in 2016 US elections

According to CNN reports today, A bipartisan quartet of high-profile senators said  that "recent reports of Russian interference
in our election should alarm every American."

The group -- two Republicans and two Democrats --
called for an investigation into American intelligence
agencies' conclusion that Russian hacking was intended
to help President-elect Donald Trump defeat Hillary

"Congress's national security committees have worked
diligently to address the complex challenge of cybersecurity, but recent events show that more must be done," said Sens. Chuck Schumer, the incoming Senate Democratic leader, Sen. John McCain, the Armed Services Committee chairman, fellow Republican Sen.

Lindsey Graham, and Sen. Jack Reed, the top Armed Services Committee Democrat, in a Sunday morning statement.

"While protecting classified material, we have an obligation to inform the public about recent cyber attacks that have cut to the heart of our free society. Democrats and Republicans must work together, and across the jurisdictional lines of the Congress, to examine these
recent incidents thoroughly and devise comprehensive solutions to deter and defend against further cyber- attacks."

The letter is an implicit rebuke of Trump, who has
questioned whether Russia actually interfered with the
election, including with hacks of Democratic operatives,
and came two days after Trump sided with Russia over

Culled-CNN Politics

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