Rep. Susan Davis Calls for Bipartisan, Independent Investigation of Russian Hacking of Election
WASHINGTON – Amid numerous intelligence reports of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) urged a full and truly bipartisan and independent investigation into Russian hacking. Davis is an original cosponsor of the Protecting our Democracy Act to create a National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election.
“The reports of Russian hacking in order to influence the outcome of our presidential election are chilling,” said Davis. “The American people have the right to know the facts surrounding these cyber attacks. The integrity of our election process is paramount. There needs to be a thorough investigation into Russian influence on our election and, if necessary, safeguards put in place to protect against any future outside influence."
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded with high confidence that the Russian government was directly involved with cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, targeting her senior campaign officials.
Congressional leaders of both parties have called the Russian hacking a grave threat to our national security. Davis is one of 176 members of the House to cosponsor the Protecting our Democracy Act.