Bipartisan group of U.S. senators announce probe of Russian interference with 2016 election

A bipartisan group of United States senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, announced this morning that they would be launching an investigative probe into the extent of the Russian interventionism in the 2016 presidential election.

The group of power players include Senate Democratic leader Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Jack Reed, and more surprisinhly, Republican Senators John McCain, Senator Lindsay Graham, and Senator Jack Reed.

The team stated in their announcement Sunday that Russia’s potential interference with the election “should alarm every American.”

Meanwhile, President-elect Donald Trump has been on a tirade against the American intelligence agencies who have levied the shocking charge in an assessment provided to top government officials last week.

“While protecting classified material, we have an obligation to inform the public about recent cyberattacks that have cut to the heart of our free society. Democrats and Republicans must work together, and across the jurisdictional lines of the Congress, to examine these recent incidents thoroughly and devise comprehensive solutions to deter and defend against further cyber-attacks.”

“The goal is to find out how extensive it is, how deep this is, what countries are doing this — it won’t be limited to just Russia and then to come up with conclusions on how to stop it.”

– New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D), December 11, 2016

The electoral college casts their votes for president on December 19, 2016.


Alex Mohajer is the political director of Bros4Hillary and the Senior Editor of BrosBlog. You may reach him at alex@bros4hillary.com or tweet him @alexmohajer.

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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was fittingly awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com