King Among Lawmakers Calling for Release of Secret Details on Election Interference

Dec 2, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's independent senator is calling on President Barack Obama to release top-secret information on alleged Russian attempts to interfere with the presidential election.

The Portland Press Herald reports that U.S. Sen. Angus King was among seven senators on Wednesday who signed a letter asking Obama to publicly release details on potential Russian involvement in the election.

King says a foreign government aimed an arrow "at the heart of democracy'' and says America should take it very seriously.

The senators - all Democrats save for King - each received classified briefings as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Maine's Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins also serves on the committee. She declined to sign the letter, but has previously agreed that the Russian government tried to compromise "election security.''