Stefanik Statement on HPSCI Russia Investigation
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement on the Committee's decision to conclude its bipartisan investigation into Russian active measures targeting the 2016 election:
"For over a year our Committee has worked on this important, bipartisan investigation, conducting 73 witness interviews, holding nine hearings and briefings, and reviewing hundreds of thousands of documents. I believe that it is clear that Russia was intent to interfere in our 2016 election process. I have been concerned about the politicization and leaks throughout this Congressional investigation which is why I will continue to be an outspoken supporter of the Mueller investigation, which I believe is best equipped and our best hope to get to the apolitical truth.
"However, with the 2018 primary elections already underway and only several months until the mid-term elections, it's important that we give the American people the information we have obtained to this point in order to protect our nation against further Russian attempts to influence our elections. Protecting our election system is a top concern and one I am deeply engaged in both on HPSCI, and in my work as Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
"Our Committee work will now move into the next phase, which is to produce policy recommendations based on our findings. I will also continue to work with my colleagues on HPSCI and HASC in our oversight capacity to combat Russian threats against our nation."