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.