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Podesta Supports Effort to Obtain Details on Suspected Russian Hack

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By    |   Monday, 12 Dec 2016 03:37 PM

John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman, supports an effort by 10 members of the Electoral College to get details about suspected Russian government attempts to sway the results of the 2016 presidential election.

Podesta expressed his support for the 10 Electoral College members who asked James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, for the information, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Electoral College meets next week to finalize the results of the election. The 10 electors included Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, and Texas Republican elector Chris Suprun.

The possible attacks were an "effort to undermine the bedrock of our democracy. The bipartisan electors' letter raises very grave issues involving our national security. Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed," Podesta said, the Journal reported.

"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 wrote, referring to a Washington Post story on the CIA's conclusion.

The Electoral College contains 538 individuals who are responsible for casting the votes that formally signify the election of the president.

Republican and Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Jack Reed, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham teamed up for a joint statement calling for an investigation into the possible hacking.

President-elect Trump called the CIA's report "ridiculous."

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