SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein of California, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Patrick Leahy of Vermont are calling for an independent, nonpartisan commission to comprehensively investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The commission would investigate alleged Russian hacking of U.S. political entities and election infrastructure, seek to identify those responsible, and recommend a response as well as actions the U.S. can take to defend itself in the future.READ MORE: Tax Refund Delays Likely To Grow As Filing Deadline Nears
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Leahy says the right to vote — the foundation of American democracy — is undermined if a foreign country can interfere with democratic processes.MORE NEWS: SCU President Kevin O'Brien Resigns Following Investigation Into Inappropriate Behavior
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