Jan 06 2017
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in response to the intelligence community report on Russian hacking activities.
The report is available for review here: https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf.
“I’m appalled the Russian government took the extreme step of interfering with our presidential election, particularly with the goal of tilting the playing field to increase one candidate’s chance of winning. There’s no question in my mind that Russia engaged in a classic covert action campaign, and today’s report confirms that.
“Since Congressman Schiff and I first sounded the alarm on Russia’s activities in September, the response has been incredibly disappointing. Members of Congress and the incoming administration should be absolutely clear that foreign interference in our democratic process is intolerable and must not go unanswered.
“I have joined with Senators Cardin and Leahy to introduce a bill that would create an independent commission, modeled after the 9/11 Commission, to investigate Russian hacking. This issue must not be politicized—all Americans should be outraged at Russia’s actions, and we must hold them accountable.”