Senators: Declassify Info on Russian Interference in Election

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Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday asking that he declassify information about Russia’s reported attempts to influence the U.S. presidential election.

“We believe there is additional information concerning the Russian Government and the U.S. election that should be declassified and released to the public,” the senators wrote. “We are conveying specifics through classified channels.”

The effort was led by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sens. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Mark Warner, D-Va., Angus King, I-Maine, Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and ex-officio member Sen. Jack Ree, D-R.I.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed in early October that Russia was responsible for the email hacks on U.S. persons and institutions, and the White House has sent warnings to the Russian government over the issue. House Democrats also recently wrote a letter requesting that the House Foreign Affairs Committee hold a hearing to determine the extent of Russian interference in the election.

Jessie Bur
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Jessie Bur is a Staff Reporter for MeriTalk covering Cybersecurity, FedRAMP, GSA, Congress, Treasury, DOJ, NIST and Cloud Computing.
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