Clinton Backs Call for Giving Russia Intel to Electoral College Voters

John Podesta, former chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign, said on Monday that the Democratic candidate supports members of the Electoral College who seek an intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. At least 10 electors drafted a letter requesting the briefing in advance of the Dec. 19 vote. “The bipartisan electors' letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.” Podesta lamented that the alleged interference “did not receive the attention it deserved by the media in the campaign” and said the potential for outside intervention should “distress every American.”