Following 10 members of the Electoral College penning a letter to the Director of National Intelligence requesting a briefing, the Clinton campaign is now on board.
On Monday an open letter was published, from 10 Electoral College members, including Christine Pelosi, daughter of Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. The letter requests that an intelligence briefing be held before the Electoral College votes on December 19.
Top political adviser to Hillary Clinton, John Podesta says that the Clinton campaign fully supports the efforts of the Electoral College members seeking an intelligence briefing in order to address Russian intervention with the 2016 presidential election.
In a statement released Monday Podesta said:
‘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 went on:
‘Each day that month, our campaign decried the interference of Russia in our campaign and its evident goal of hurting our campaign to aid Donald Trump. Despite our protestations, this matter did not receive the attention it deserved by the media in the campaign. Now we 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.’
Two democratic member’s of Congress also feel that the Electoral College needs to stand up and actively reassess in order to stop Donald Trump from entering the White House.
On Monday, Democratic Rep. Jim Hines of Connecticut, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke with POLITICO and said:
‘It became clear to me last night that this man is not only unqualified to be president, he’s a danger to the republic. I do think the Electoral College should choose someone other than Donald Trump to be president. That will lead to a fascinating legal issue … but I would rather have a legal problem – a constitutional legal problem – then[sic] to find out the White House was now the Kremlin’s chief ally.’
As much as Trump would love to sweep this under the carpet, the fact remains that if it is proven that Russia did, in fact, interfere with the presidential election, Donald Trump’s days in the White House are numbered.
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