From: The Honorable Brad R. Wenstrup
Current Co-Signers: Pompeo, Miller (FL), Burgess, Murphy (FL)
On July 22, Wikileaks publicly released approximately 20,000 emails stolen from the DNC’s servers.
Recent reports indicate that the attackers may have targeted the accounts of more than 100 party officials and groups, and the continual release of sensitive information stolen from both
Democratic and Republican offices demonstrates the ongoing nature of the threat. The FBI has opened an investigation into the DNC cyberattack, but to this point the public has been forced to rely on a combination of open-source analysis, leaks from anonymous
bureaucrats, and vague statements from senior officials to understand what has happened.
The American people deserve to know the facts surrounding this incident, not just rumors and political spin.
That is why I am inviting you to co-sign a bipartisan letter calling for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to publicly present the Intelligence Community’s assessment of the DNC attack. Specifically, it asks the DNI to address the IC’s
conclusions regarding the identity of the perpetrator, the likelihood of future attacks, and the protocol for public disclosure of information related to foreign interference in our elections.
This attack on our electoral process should not be turned into a partisan issue. Rather, it calls for an extraordinary degree of transparency, and public discussion must be based on facts, not speculation as to who might benefit politically.
Republicans and Democrats alike have an interest in protecting the integrity of our elections.
According to a
recent survey, 63% of information security professionals believe cyber criminals are influencing the outcome of the 2016 presidential contest. Congress has a responsibility to demonstrate to the American people that we will not ignore threats to the honesty
of our elections. Making public the official U.S. government understanding of this incident – to the maximum extent possible while protecting sensitive sources and methods – will inform our political debate and bolster public faith in our political process.
For more information or to sign onto the letter, please contact AJ Sugarman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 225-3164.
Brad R. Wenstrup
Member of Congress