Clinton camp supports intel briefing ahead of Electoral College vote
© Getty Images

The Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonIt's time for Republicans to play offense while Democrats are weak The Hill's 12:30 Report Pelosi on criticism of leadership: 'This is such a small item, it isn't about me' MORE campaign is supporting calls by some members of the Electoral College for an intelligence briefing on President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCNN's Acosta: Fox 'always' got questions under Obama States rights might be best medicine for Trumpcare Huckabee: Senate GOP 'on the pathway to making some major blunders' with healthcare bill MORE’s ties with Russia ahead of their Dec. 19 vote.

Clinton’s top political adviser John Podesta released a statement on Monday in support of the effort, Politico reported.

ADVERTISEMENT
“The bipartisan electors' letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”

“Each day that month, our campaign decried the interference of Russia in our campaign and its evident goal of hurting our campaign to aid Donald Trump,” Podesta continued. “Despite our protestations, this matter did not receive the attention it deserved by the media in the campaign. We now know that the CIA has determined Russia's interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing Donald Trump. This should distress every American.”

On Monday, 10 electors published an open letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper requesting an intelligence briefing before their Dec. 19 vote.