Electors want to brief on Russian interference


Ten Electoral College voters have asked U.S. knowledge authorities for more data on progressing examinations encompassing President-elect Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia.

The group of electors, which incorporates the little girl of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), wrote an open letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking for the information ahead of their meeting to formally vote for the next president.

“The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations, how far those investigations may have reached, and who was involved in those investigations,” the letter says.  “We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States.”

Nine Democrats and one Republican marked the letter. The Republican, Christopher Suprun, has said that he won’t vote for Trump when the Electoral College meets.

The Monday letter comes three days after The Washington Post reported that the CIA trusts Russian programmers got and discharged, using WikiLeaks, Democratic National Committee messages to influence the race for Trump. Likewise, on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rejected Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) require a different board to investigate Russian election interference.

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