For those Americans, perhaps millions of them, wondering why official Washington is so fixated on finding out exactly what the Russian government did – or tried to do – last year to influence our election, former FBI Director James Comey delivered a powerful message this morning. We are pleased to share it here:
“The reason this is such a big deal. We have this big messy wonderful country where we fight with each other all the time. But nobody tells us what to think, what to fight about, what to vote for except other Americans. And that's wonderful and often painful. But we're talking about a foreign government that using technical intrusion, lots of other methods tried to shape the way we think, we vote, we act. That is a big deal. And people need to recognize it. It's not about Republicans or Democrats. They're coming after America, which I hope we all love equally. They want to undermine our credibility in the face the world. They think that this great experiment of ours is a threat to them. So they're going to try to run it down and dirty it up as much as possible. That's what this is about and they will be back. Because we remain -- as difficult as we can be with each other, we remain that shining city on the hill. And they don't like it.
Office: Common Cause National
Issues: Voting and Elections