Tags: Trump Administration | Donald Trump | Harry Reid | Hillary Clinton | Russia | harry reid | russian

Harry Reid: Russia Hacking 'As Big a Deal as Watergate'

Image: Harry Reid: Russia Hacking 'As Big a Deal as Watergate'

Sen. Harry Reid (AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016 10:36 PM

Sen. Harry Reid is calling for a "9/11-type commission" on Russia's interference of the presidential election before the Electoral College votes on Dec. 19, he said during an interview at a BuzzFeed Brews event.

"I think this is as big a deal as Watergate, as 9/11. I think they should have a 9/11-type commission. I know that [Sens.] Dianne Feinstein and Ben Cardin and others are calling for that. I think it's a step in the right direction," Reid said. "This is a scandal that has been uncovered."

The CIA told senators in a closed-door meeting that Russia was behind the hacking with the sole purpose of getting Donald Trump elected president, the Washington Post reported over the weekend. Trump has since slammed the claim, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are requesting further inquiry into the matter.

Reid says the Electoral College should receive an intelligence briefing because of the sensitivity of the situation. Technically, Electoral College voters could pick Clinton on Dec. 19 as they are "theoretically free to vote as their conscience dictates" says Laurence Tribe, a professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School, but it would be an unprecedented move.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Sen. Harry Reid is calling for a "9/11-type commission" on Russia's interference of the presidential election before the Electoral College votes on Dec. 19, he said during an interview at a BuzzFeed Brews event.
harry reid, russian, hacking, special, commission
197
2016-36-13
Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016 10:36 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved