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Sun Sep 18, 2016, 09:40 PM Sep 2016

Congress Increasingly Concerned About Russian Election Meddling

by Nials Lesniewski at Roll Call



Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said she was talking to her House counterpart, fellow Californian Adam B. Schiff, about what could be done regarding the threat.

"I think Russia ought to understand the ramifications of this, and the animus that's created by it. This is our electoral process. The United States of America runs our election. Russia does not," Feinstein said. "Nor do we interfere in Russian elections. And to have this tradition, this practice, this legal situation really decimated by hackers is something that is not acceptable."

Feinstein told reporters that there was a "reasonable certainty" of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential contest.

"So I hope, at the highest level, Russia will understand this, and Putin will give the direction to cease and desist," she said.


Congress Increasingly Concerned About Russian Election Meddling (Original Post) applegrove Sep 2016 OP
There should be alarm, especially with Trump playing the role of Putin's puppet. Thinkingabout Sep 2016 #1
And Trump is playing the role of the GOP'S puppet these days. Can't say applegrove Sep 2016 #2
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