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Clinton campaign backs Electoral College plea to get intel brief on Russia election hacks

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UPDATE 1:15 p.m. EST:

Hillary Clinton's campaign has backed the Electoral College's effort to get an intelligence briefing on Trump's dealings with Russia.

“The bipartisan electors' letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a statement Monday. It's the first public statement from the campaign that challenges the legitimacy of Trump's victory. 


UPDATE 12:34 p.m. EST:

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said in a CNN interview that FBI Director James Comey was "heavily involved as a partisan" and handed the presidency to Donald Trump.

He partially blamed the Democrats' election losses on Comey refusing to condemn Russian hacking of Democratic operatives, as well as his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Clinton campaign backs Electoral College plea to get intel brief on Russia election hacks

WATCH  | Here's a clip of that CNN interview, in which Reid called Comey "obviously partisan."

These matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States.
Electors' letter

UPDATE 12:31 p.m. EST:

Ten members of the Electoral College have requested security briefings from U.S. intelligence officials on any investigations into Trump's ties to Russia, Politico reports. The electors include former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.

Congress will investigate a CIA report that claimed Russia interfered with the U.S. election to ensure Donald Trump won, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday.

This comes after four prominent senators from both parties called for an investigation while Trump continued to dismiss the report, calling it "ridiculous" and later implying it was a "conspiracy theory."

"Obviously any foreign breach of our cybersecurity measures is disturbing, and I strongly condemn any such efforts," McConnell said.

The Russians are not our friends.
Mitch McConnell

While Trump has been less than harsh on Russia, McConnell was notably harsher toward the Kremlin in his speech. 

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said there was "no doubt" Russia was involved in the hacks.

Here's how Trump responded to the CIA report in a Fox News Sunday interview.

If you're gonna to do that, I think you should not just say 'Russia.' You should say other countries also, and maybe other individuals.
Donald Trump

Trump has not opposed calls from President Barack Obama to review campaign hacks, but he said it should not be limited to Russia.

Retired Gen. John Kelly was officially chosen to lead Department of Homeland Security

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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