Once the email dumps from WikiLeaks began to ensnare some of the bigger names in the Democrat party, the standard response was that people should be less concerned with the (unverified) content of the emails and more concerned that Russia was attempting to sway the election in favor of Donald Trump.
For example, when leaked emails suggested that DNC interim chair Donna Brazile was feeding town hall questions to the Clinton camp in advance, she released a statement alleging that GOP leadership was spreading information illegally obtained by the Russians and urging people to focus on that instead.
The election is over, but now seven members of the Senate Intelligence Committee have written to President Obama asking him to declassify any information the White House might have on the Russian government interfering with the U.S. election.
Seven senators, all of whom sit on Senate Intelligence, ask Obama to declassify more info about Russian interference in the U.S. election pic.twitter.com/GXgAoMhNHd
— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) November 30, 2016
— Ryan Lucas (@relucasz) November 30, 2016
Nearly every Senate intelligence Dem, including incoming ranking member Warner, ask for declassification on info re Russia & the election. pic.twitter.com/a1mahgae0i
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) November 30, 2016
By all means, if the White House has any information, let’s see it. Transparency is good.
However, the Obama administration told the New York Times over the weekend that that the election “accurately reflects the will of the American people” and denied that Russian hackers had anything to do with Trump’s victory, so it’s probably best not to expect any fireworks from this latest request.