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Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:15 PM Nov 2016

7 Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Declassify Information About Russia Meddling In US Election [View all]


7 Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Declassify Information About Russia Meddling In US Election
By Jason Easley on Wed, Nov 30th, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Seven Senate Democrats, who all sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee, have sent a request to President Obama asking him to declassify all materials related to Russia interfering in the US presidential election.

Along with the recount, the American people deserve the details about Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. Once Trump takes office, those details will never be released, so it is up to President Obama to make the information public so that the American people can decide for themselves if the election was tampered with, and what if any role potential interference from Russia played in the presidential election.

It is easy to understand the President’s desire for a smooth transition of power, but there are many unanswered questions that have cast a shadow over our the safety and security of our electoral system. As President, Obama owes it to the American people to ease their concerns. The best way to help people understand what happened, and prevent it from happening again, is to make the information available to the public.

The request from the Senate Democrats is also important because it hints that a Democratic investigation is coming into the role that Russia played in helping Trump win the election. Democrats don’t have to be in the majority to conduct their own investigations, and the desire for more info from Intelligence Committee Democrats suggests that questions about the Trump/Russia connection aren’t going away anytime soon.

President Obama has a responsibility to his country to release the classified intelligence. The degree of Russia’s interference in the election is something that every American deserves to know.
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Finally, wtf took so long?? pbmus Nov 2016 #1
Releasing the information may compromise sources. ffr Nov 2016 #26
Thank you pbmus Nov 2016 #34
comey chose not to release it. he War Pigs Dec 2016 #47
seems kind of important, no? Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 #2
"We're not the Republican States of America, or the Democratic States of America, TonyPDX Nov 2016 #8
Indeed nauseating. Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #42
Post removed Post removed Nov 2016 #27
+100 florida08 Nov 2016 #32
He won't. toddwv Dec 2016 #49
that may be, but somebody needs to talk about it and make sure this isn't swept under the rug Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #53
Good! They_Live Dec 2016 #56
I figure there isn't much chance of that n/t doc03 Nov 2016 #3
My first post DonaldsRump Nov 2016 #4
Welcome to DU! Raster Nov 2016 #6
Welcome to DU! Aristus Nov 2016 #7
This person is linking to Breitbart Generator Nov 2016 #13
I read the substance of the post. Aristus Nov 2016 #14
Look at the article carefully DonaldsRump Nov 2016 #29
well remember, Trump said the election was rigged for a long time Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #41
The Deplorables have short term memory, plus they don't care HOW SammyWinstonJack Dec 2016 #43
Welcome - I look forward to more posts from you. I am glad you are here with us. NBachers Nov 2016 #9
Sheik Yerbouti is my man! DonaldsRump Nov 2016 #31
Please dont link to Breitbart here. We shouldn't be giving them clicks. SunSeeker Nov 2016 #30
Sure... DonaldsRump Nov 2016 #33
Um, you're the only one I've seen use the pejorative "Jillary." SunSeeker Nov 2016 #40
You can still edit this post and get rid of that nasty link to the dark side. Coyotl Nov 2016 #38
drumpf's people are very thin skinned like him War Pigs Dec 2016 #46
VERY interest, and good for them. Hortensis Nov 2016 #5
Yes, please! And Barbara Mikulski's last act before retiring question everything Nov 2016 #10
Yes, please. And ASAP, definitely before Monday! Barack_America Nov 2016 #11
Once Trump take office these details will never be released Generator Nov 2016 #12
And if the Russian's had meddled then what? jalan48 Nov 2016 #15
This is all unchartered territory babylonsister Nov 2016 #16
There must be something there as these Democrats are on the Intelligence Committee. jalan48 Nov 2016 #17
If so, that is totally wrong lake loon Dec 2016 #52
It would kind of alter the nation's attitude if we found out it was true, though FiveGoodMen Nov 2016 #25
If the info is there and is never released it will happen all over again in the next election. Kablooie Nov 2016 #18
K&R... spanone Nov 2016 #19
Say what? DK504 Nov 2016 #20
Is he waiting closer to 12/19? The Hitman Nov 2016 #21
I noticed DiFi was missing as a signatory BumRushDaShow Nov 2016 #22
It was a coup by both internal and external forces Botany Nov 2016 #23
But Obama wants to make sure there is a smooth transition from democracy to fascism milestogo Nov 2016 #24
Pretty sad, isn't it? SammyWinstonJack Dec 2016 #44
I wonder if the classified info that these senators have already seen lapucelle Nov 2016 #28
There's got to be more. Cracklin Charlie Nov 2016 #36
Excellent point. Silver Gaia Dec 2016 #45
Obviously, they have info we don't have and think we need to know too. Coyotl Nov 2016 #39
Maybe it doesn't have to be declassified. Maybe it can be a summary report. The FBI has been anamandujano Nov 2016 #35
Let it all out but pressbox69 Nov 2016 #37
Do any of you get the rank hypocrisy . . FairWinds Dec 2016 #48
+1, yep. /nt Marr Dec 2016 #50
Enough with the excuses. Marr Dec 2016 #51
These aren't excuses - check out malware called the Stuxnet worm KatyBR Dec 2016 #54
Make it so Achilleaze Dec 2016 #55
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