Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) led seven members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday in asking President Barack Obama to declassify information relating to the Russian government and the U.S. election.
Intelligence Committee members Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), Mark Warner (D-Virginia), Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico), Angus King (I-Maine), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and ex-officio member Senator Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), joined the letter.
“We believe there is additional information concerning the Russian Government and the U.S. election that should be declassified and released to the public. We are conveying specifics through classified channels,” the lawmakers wrote.
A spokesman for Wyden, Keith Chu, said the senator believed the intelligence needed to be declassified “immediately,” as it was in the “national interest that the American public should see it.”
(HSNW, Congressional public affairs office)