Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is asking the FBI to investigate the threat of Russian tampering with U.S. elections, including potentially falsifying election results.
Reid argues in a letter to FBI Director James Comey that "evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump's presidential campaign continues to mount."
He points to ties between the Trump campaign and Russian interests and notes evidence of Russian efforts to intervene in the electoral process, including hacks of Democratic political organizations. Reid says it's vital to investigate the circumstances including any "complicit intermediaries" between the Russian government, the leakers and "any U.S. citizen."
Calling the prospect of a hostile government seeking to undermine our elections a grave threat, Reid insists the public deserves a full accounting before the election.
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