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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Brazile demands bipartisan investigation into Russian attacks of election

Democratic National Committee head and debate-question-to-Clinton provider, Donna Brazile, wants to tell Congress what to do regarding the investigation into the Russian meddling of the presidential election. 

Brazile, you may recall, worked for CNN but was fired when it was alleged that she gave Hillary Clinton's team no less than one debate question in the primaries, possibly more. She is, however, not calling for Congress to investigate how those questions may have factored in regarding the primary outcome, and spoiling any chance Bernie Sanders may have had against Clinton.

"As Chair of the Democratic National Committee, one of the main victims of the Russian attacks, I ask that you support and provide any needed assistance to an independent, bipartisan investigation of the attacks that includes public hearings," the interim chairwoman of the DNC wrote in a letter to Congress Sunday.

"What we do know is that these intrusions were not just 'hacks'--they were attacks on the United States by a foreign power, and they must be treated as such," she said.

She's totally correct--we need to do everything we can to find out more and learn how to stop these attacks. But we also have to ask: what the hell has the Obama administration been doing for the past eight years?

And we also need to ask: who is Donna Brazile to be lecturing us on impropriety?

Anyway, she wants answers to questions about Russia's intent and how the US is preparing to prevent future attacks.

Unlike the Benghazi investigation regarding Hillary Clinton's blatant incompetence, Brazile wants this investigation to be independent. She also wants it to be bipartisan and thorough, but that should go without saying.

"In defeat and when mistakes have been made, our country has a proud, honored and timeless tradition of coming together and rising above partisan politics to determine the truth, learn from the experience, and become stronger as a nation," she pontificated. "We hope that Congress will undertake this important work as quickly as possible," she concluded in the plural.

Yes, Congress needs to come together and find out just what happened. I suspect if they probe deeply enough into the bowels of this so-called election 'hacking' they will see how it should have been prevented by the current administration.