January 06, 2017

Congresswoman Lee Statement On Declassified Report on Russian Interference in U.S. Election

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the declassified report on Russian interference in the U.S. election:

“Today, I objected to the certification of Electoral College votes based on overwhelming evidence from our intelligence community that Russia interfered with our election. This chilling report confirms what we have known to be true: the Russian government hacked our electoral process to benefit Donald Trump’s campaign. Despite grave concerns from senior intelligence officials and indisputable evidence, the president-elect continues to protect Vladimir Putin and deny this real and pressing national security threat aimed at the heart of our democracy.

“The election is over and Donald Trump will be inaugurated in less than two weeks. It is time for the president-elect to face reality and put our national security first.  I call on my colleagues in both chambers to advance an independent investigation to prevent this electoral interference from ever happening again.”