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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 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
Mar 16, 2017 In the News
On Thursday afternoon, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee refuted the president's evidence-free claim that the Obama administration had wiretapped him during last year's presidential campaign. "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 State government either before or after Election Day 2016," intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and vice chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) said in a joint statement.
Mar 16, 2017 In the News
A House Democrat on Thursday introduced a resolution asking President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to produce evidence of Trump’s allegation that former President Obama wiretapped him.
Mar 16, 2017 Speeches
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke on the House Floor introducing resolution requesting Trump Administration provide evidence of wiretapping.
Mar 16, 2017 In the News
The only Illinois member of the House Intelligence Committee has formally moved to obtain any proof that former President Barack Obama illegally ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower—and has called on President Donald Trump to apologize if no such evidence exists.

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