NEW: Reps. Meadows, Jordan Seek Obama-Era Docs From DHS on Russian Election Interference
Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan
Congressmen Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter to the head of the Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday requesting a bunch of Obama-era documents related to “attempted interference” in the 2016 election.
Meadows and Jordan, both members of the Freedom Caucus and House Oversight Committee wrote in the letter, “During the 2016 election cycle, then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson briefed Members of Congress about attempted Russian interference. During the briefing – which also included President Obama’s National Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and then-FBI Director James Comey – the Obama Administration assured Members that it was adequately addressing any attempted interference in the election.”
Documents requested from Meadows and Jordan:
- All documents and communications created, prepared, or used for the purpose of briefing members of Congress about the threat of foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election;
- All documents created, prepared, or used for the purpose of briefing campaign officials about the threat of foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election;
- All documents and communications between or among Secretary Johnson or any other DHS employee, Director Comey or any other FBI employee, or Lisa Monaco or any other National Security Council employee referring to relating to briefing members of Congress about the Russian Government’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 election; and
- All documents and communications produced to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs responsive to Chairman Johnson’s request of June 6, 2018.
What we do know is that Obama’s DHS tried to hack into Georgia’s election database.
In December of 2016, Georgia accused the DHS of attempting to penetrate the state’s firewall without authorization.
“Last month, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp wrote a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, in which he identified an ‘unsuccessful attempt to penetrate the Georgia Secretary of State’s firewall’ originating from a DHS-registered IP address,” a January 2017 letter written by then-Congressman Chaffetz said.
The documents requested by Meadows and Jordan may give us an idea what evidence the Obama Administration had regarding so-called ‘Russian interference’ in the 2016 election. Also, what were officials communicating to each other?
What else was Obama’s shady DHS doing behind the scenes? What else was Jeh Johnson up to in 2016?
Kirstjen Nielsen must provide the requested documents to Meadows and Jordan no later than 5:00 PM on March 19th.
Screenshot of letter: