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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

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.


Rep. Quigley, joined by Illinois election officials, led a press conference sounding the alarm on the need for action to harden our defenses against election hacking.


As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Quigley has been investigating Russian’s interference in the 2016 election.


During an Intelligence Committee open hearing, Rep. Quigley questioned tech company executives on what they are doing to combat fake news circulated by foreign actors on social media in an attempt to influence our democratic process.

More on Russia Investigation

Nov 24, 2017 In the News
"As a 10-year criminal defense attorney I can tell you it's not uncommon for defense attorney teams to share information. Obviously if one of those teams decides to cooperate and to enter into plea negotiations, that's going to end because of the obvious conflict of interest. There is absolutely no way to know for sure that that's what's happening in this case. It's an indication that it might be and we'll leave it to Mr. Mueller's team to take it forward."
Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley co-sponsored the PAPER Act to assist states in strengthening the cybersecurity defenses of their election systems.
Nov 4, 2017 In the News
"The text of that interview with the House Intelligence Committee will be available very, very soon. It's probably six hours worth of discussions. If that snippet gave anybody a headache, wait until you read six hours of it."
Nov 3, 2017 In the News
"The list goes on. At some point in time, the Trump administration should stop calling this a witch hunt, because after all, the first witches were bagged earlier this week. Tell us exactly what took place."
Nov 3, 2017 In the News
“We’re now talking about six different people who are Trump associates,” Quigley said. “Just remember that the president’s son acknowledged that he wanted to meet with the Russians… we just talked about Cambridge Analytica, Mr. Kushner, after the election, trying to set up a back-channel meeting.”

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