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U.S. Rep. Amash letter to President Obama demanding classified briefing on alleged Russian hacking

Justin Amash U.S. House of Representatives photo

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.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.