A letter signed by 10 presidential electors, including Christine Pelosi, the daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, is urging the CIA to release a report that suggests the Russian government interfered in the presidential election to help President-elect Donald Trump.
Citing Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Paper #68, Christine wrote in a Medium post that a “core purpose of the Electoral College was to prevent a 'desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.'"
“The United States intelligence community has now concluded with 'high confidence' that a foreign power, namely Russia, acted covertly to interfere in the presidential campaign with the intent of promoting Donald Trump’s candidacy," she continued.
Russia is accused of hacking into the email servers of the Democratic National Committee, which resulted in party secrets and strategies getting reported in the U.S. media.
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“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” said an unnamed senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence briefing to U.S. senators, according tot he Washington Post. “That’s the consensus view.”
The electors who signed the letter urged the report's release before electors meet and cast their vote on Dec. 19.
The Trump campaign has dismissed charges that they were helped by Russian hackers.
Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway described the allegations as “laughable and ridiculous,” according to the Washington Post.