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Russia Investigation

It is no secret that Moscow has a longstanding desire to undermine the liberal democratic order led by the United States. Vladimir Putin’s goal to erode public trust in the democratic process is evident by his intrusion in our election, but also by his willingness to disrupt the electoral process across Europe. We must continue our efforts to ensure Russia never meddles in our democracy again. Their actions not only threaten our democratic process and our founding ideals but also our economy and security.

As the only Illinois member on the House Intelligence Committee, I am fully committed to doing whatever it takes to keep our country safe. This includes my commitment to our investigation into Russia, in terms of both their election hacking and their ties with President Trump’s campaign. Congress’ response to these incidents will have major foreign policy implications in the weeks, months, and years to come. The world is watching, and we must do all we can to deter future intrusions into our institutions, from Russia or any other actors who wish us harm.

In an effort to combat attempted attacks on our democratic process, I co-sponsored the bipartisan PAPER Act to assist states as they strengthen the cybersecurity defenses of their election systems. The intelligence community has confirmed that Russian intelligence breached 39 states’ boards of elections, including in Illinois. I have been working with Illinois election officials at every level of government to discuss the vulnerabilities that still exist and the work that remains to strengthen and modernize our election infrastructure.


More on Russia Investigation

Mar 20, 2017 In the News
Illinois congressman Mike Quigley wants know if collusion requires two knowing parties, or if collusion can be possible when one "actor doesn't necessarily know that what they're doing is helping the other government".
Mar 19, 2017 In the News
Don’t expect big bombshells or deeply classified information to emerge from Monday’s long-awaited House Intelligence panel hearing into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election — and other related possible spying.
Mar 18, 2017 In the News
Rep. Quigley discusses the upcoming House Intelligence Committee hearing and what it means for their Russia investigation.
Mar 16, 2017 In the News
JUST WHEN WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE...: On Wednesday, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes reiterated that there is no evidence that then-President Obama wiretapped then-nominee Donald Trump's phones. On Thursday, Paul Ryan joined in. "The intelligence committees, in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigations of all things Russia, got to the bottom -- at least so far with respect to our intelligence community -- that no such wiretap existed," Ryan said during a news conference." He was soon followed by a joint statement from the Senate Intelligence Commiteee leadership. "Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016," wrote Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.). Also Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) confirmed he expected FBI Director James Comey to debunk the wiretap claims during their hearing Monday.
Mar 16, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, introduced a resolution of inquiry directly requesting evidence behind President Trump’s wiretapping claim. The resolution will be referred to the Judiciary Committee and must be taken up by the committee for consideration within fourteen legislative days. If the committee does not consider it in that time period, the resolution will be brought to the Floor for a vote. This procedural move requires Republicans in Congress to initiate oversight and take direct action on the issue. Click