Amid news of possible Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, a top Hillary Clinton adviser is publicly casting support for a push by some members of the Electoral College to receive an intelligence briefing ahead of their formal vote next week.
“The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta said in statement Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”
It’s the losing Democratic nominee’s most public show of support yet for efforts to question the legitimacy of election results that gave Donald Trump the presidency. And it follows news over the weekend that the CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the election to help the Republican win.