In a two sentence letter to President Obama, the Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Sen. Ron Wyden (D – OR) have urged the declassification of more information on the investigation into allegations Russia attempted to hack the US election.
Details are scant, but Wyden’s letter claimed there was “additional information” that should be made public. It also makes reference to a second, secret letter from the same Senate Dems that offers more specifics on exactly what they want released.
With Hillary Clinton campaigning heavily on the narrative that Russia intended to hack the election for Trump, Democrats repeatedly demanded more and bigger investigations, along with demanding that the FBI affirm their allegations. In reality, officials said they didn’t turn up anything connecting Trump and Russia.
While the Democrats are likely fishing for something in the investigation to keep that narrative going, even post-election, whether to embarrass President-elect Trump or to push continued hostility toward Russia, they are running a serious risk that the investigation hasn’t turned out the way they hoped, and that there really isn’t evidence of this broad Russian plot that they invested so heavily in.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Ex-CIA Chief: US Meddles in Foreign Elections, But 'Only for a Very Good Cause' - February 18th, 2018
- Amid Worsening Tensions, Western Diplomats See Russia as 'Indispensable Partner' - February 18th, 2018
- Turkey: Chemical Weapons Use Allegations 'Baseless' - February 18th, 2018
- US Pushes Europe to Commit to Changing Iran Nuclear Deal - February 18th, 2018
- South Korean President Says Olympics Have Lowered Tensions With North - February 18th, 2018