American politics is sounding more and more like a bad novel or B movie. A group of Democratic senators has sent the White House a letter asking for information on Russia’s role in the elections to be declassified. But, because of classification, that’s about all we know:
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.
It’s also significant which senators signed the letter: six—Oregon’s Ron Wyden, New Mexico’s Martin Heinrich, Maine independent Angus King, Virginia’s Mark Warner, Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono, and Maryland’s Barbara Mikulski—are on the Senate Intelligence Committee, while the seventh, Rhode Island’s Jack Reed, is on the Armed Services Committee.
Intelligence agencies have already said that Russia was involved in election-related hacking. Now we have reason to believe that there’s more we don’t know.