October 01, 2020

Wyden, Peters, Warner, Klobuchar and Schumer: DHS Must Release Document Showing Trump’s Attacks on U.S. Election Are Consistent With Foreign Influence Campaign

Washington, D.C. – Senior Senate Democrats today requested Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf release a document that shows President Donald Trump’s attacks on American Elections are consistent with a foreign influence campaign.

Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Intelligence Committee Vice-Chair Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Rules Committee Ranking Member Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., sent the request today. 

“We write to urge you to immediately release to the public a September 3, 2020, analysis produced by the Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis.  This document demonstrates that a foreign actor is attempting to undermine faith in the US electoral system, particularly vote-by-mail systems, in a manner that is consistent with the rhetoric being used by President Trump, Attorney General Barr, and others,” the senators wrote.

“The document has been marked ‘Unclassified/For Official Use Only,’ meaning that its release would not pose a risk to sources and methods and that it has already been widely distributed around the country through unclassified channels. It is now critical and urgent that the American people have access to this document so that they can understand the context of Trump’s statements and actions.”

View a PDF of the letter here.