Statement From Interim-Chair Donna Brazile

“Earlier today the United States government formally identified the Russian government as being responsible for the cyber-attacks on U.S. institutions including Democratic political organizations which occurred over the past year. These attacks clearly were intended to interfere with our electoral process. Today’s announcement only confirms what experts have said repeatedly. These Russian attacks have had one clear objective – to produce an outcome most favorable to them and their policy objectives.

“We fully expect future releases of information that was stolen and likely manipulated by the Russians government as a result of these cyber-attacks. We call on Congress to immediately launch an investigation into the attempts by Russia to influence our electoral process and urge our Republican counterparts to set politics aside, join us, and show the world that we are united in opposition to foreign meddling in our democracy.” – DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile