According to Politico, ten Electors are now demanding an intel briefing by the Director of National Intelligence on any investigations they may have into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
Nine Democrats and one Republican Elector have written a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, requiring information about the government’s investigation into possible Trump/Russia ties and they want it before December 19th.
The one Republican Elector is Chris Suprun, a paramedic in Texas.
The 9 Democrats argue that it’s their duty to “investigate, discuss, and deliberate with our colleagues about who they vote for.”
In their letter to Clapper they write,“Trump’s willingness to disregard conclusions made by the intelligence community and his continuing defense of Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin demand close scrutiny and deliberation from the Electoral College.”
The letter also goes on to state, “The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations, how far those investigations may have reached, and who was involved in those investigations. We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States.”
The letter is signed by electors from five states and the District of Columbia. Christine Pelosi, a California elector and Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, is one of them.
The 538 members of the Electoral College will meet in their respective state capitals on Dec. 19 to cast the official vote for president.
Anti-Trump forces are working to convince at least 37 Republican electors to turn on Trump, which would block his immediate election and send the final decision to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
— Michael Brindley (@MBrindley_NHPR) December 12, 2016
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