Clinton Campaign Supports Call for Electors To Be Briefed On ‘Foreign Intervention’ Claims

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NEW YORK — John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s top political adviser who served as chairman of her presidential campaign, expressed his support for a request by ten  Electoral College voters to receive an intelligence briefing on claims of foreign intervention in the presidential election. Podesta’s statements seem to call into question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory. “The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a statement Monday, Politico reported. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.” “Each day that month, our campaign decried the interference of Russia in our campaign and its evident goal of hurting our campaign to aid Donald Trump,” he said. “Despite our protestations, this matter did not receive the attention it deserved by the media in the campaign. We now know that the CIA has determined Russia’s interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing Donald Trump. This should distress every American.” Podesta was responding to an open letter from ten electors – including Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Christine Pelosi, requesting the intelligence briefing. The electors wrote: The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign