Investigating Russia’s Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election


Investigating Russia’s Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

WHEREAS 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have stated with “high confidence” that the Russian government, under the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin, engaged in a covert operation to influence the 2016 U.S. election, specifically to undermine public trust in the American electoral process and to hurt Secretary Clinton’s chances for election, and/or weaken her ability to govern if elected through the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails, the release of DNC emails to WikiLeaks and the creation of a disinformation pipeline for the dissemination of fake news;

WHEREAS—as has been reported in reliable media sources—Russia has supported the efforts of a conservative, anti-LGBT Californian living in Russia to encourage a destructive and dangerous secession movement for California, a state that leads in advancing and advocating for progressive policies to protect the environment, social justice, and equality; and

WHEREAS Democrats in the House and Senate have vigorously pursued an investigation of the Russian incursions into American democracy, sometimes with the direct opposition of supposed leaders of those investigations;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party hereby requests our Congressional Representatives to immediately pursue all available paths, including an independent commission, to investigate the Russian intervention in the American democratic process and the status of California’s statehood, while the California Attorney General investigates all potential misconduct that his powers allow;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED this resolution will be communicated to the California Attorney General and to the full Democratic California congressional delegation; Minority leaders Senator Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi; and to the Chair of the California Republican Party.

Authors: David Detchmendy, AD66; Tony Hale, AD66; Jim Gallagher, AD55; Carlos Alcala, Chair, Chicano Latino Caucus, AD7; Noveed Safipour, AD22; Diane Rolfe, AD24

Sponsored by LA County Democratic Party, Region 15, Region 17, Chicano Latino Caucus, Peninsula Democratic Coalition

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