U.S. Rep. Amash letter to President Obama demanding classified briefing on alleged Russian hacking
U.S. Representative Justin Amash is asking President Barrack Obama to provide Congress with evidence Russia interfered with the U.S. Presidential Election.
Shortly after NPR aired President Barack Obama’s news conference condemning Russian hacking of the Presidential election and promising retaliatory action, Republican U.S. Representatives Justin Amash of Cascade Township and North Carolina’s Walter Jones penned a letter to President Obama asking for a classified briefing disclosing alleged evidence the Russian government interfered with the election aiding GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The letter points to a divide within the U.S. intelligence community and policy that the executive branch, “keep Congress appraised of hostile foreign actions in a timely manner.” The letter concludes, “In light of the conflicting information coming from your (President Obama’s) administration, the lack of public evidence, and the retaliation against Russia that is apparently already under development, Congress cannot wait to be briefed on this matter.”
Congressman Amash and Jones are requesting an immediate classified briefing.
Patrick Center, WGVU News.