Not willing to forego an opportunity to challenge the results of the November election, the Hillary Clinton campaign is supporting a call from some members of the Electoral College to receive an intelligence briefing on possible foreign intervention.
In response to media reports that the CIA believes Russia intervened in the election to aid Donald Trump, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta released a statement on Monday that raises questions about the legitimacy of the election results, Politico reported.
“The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”
Among the group of 10 presidential electors signing off on an open letter requesting the briefing is Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter Christine Pelosi.
“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,” Podesta 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.”
Podesta’s determination is based on a report from the Washington Post that relies on anonymous sources. The CIA has not released any evidence in support of the claims.
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