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Sen. Mark Warner comments on investigation of Russian interference in 2016 election

2016 hillary clinton donald trumpToday, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) issued a statement after President Barack Obama announced he has directed the intelligence community to investigate the cyberattacks that plagued the 2016 election.

On October 7, the U.S. intelligence community announced publicly that it is “confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails…” and that “these thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.”

“Interference in America’s democracy and our electoral process by any outside power is unacceptable. I commend the President for undertaking a comprehensive review of meddling in the election by Russia. Similarly, I strongly believe Congress must play a proactive role in this investigation,” said Sen. Warner. “As the incoming Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I know that one of the primary missions of the intelligence professionals in this country is to render their best professional judgment, regardless of political considerations. I look forward to working in a bipartisan manner to ensure this matter is thoroughly investigated.”