Trevor Potter Comments: Congress Does Nothing to Block Foreign Election Interference

The American Prospect

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson already sees signs that Russia is trying to interfere in the 2018 midterms, he told Fox News this week. Tillerson’s disclosure came on the heels of an equally bleak assessment from CIA Director Mike Pompeo last month. Asked by the BBC whether Russia would target the U.S. midterms, Pompeo replied: “Of course. I have every expectation that they will continue to try and do that.”

“Various solutions have been proposed but none has been adopted, and the clock is ticking,” said Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center, on a recent conference call to release a CLC report on foreign election interference. Unfortunately, this matter of foreign interference has been swept into the vortex of partisan discord. And Congress’s failure to respond to the events in 2016 leaves us vulnerable this year and in 2020.”

Mr. Potter is also head of Caplin & Drysdale’s Political Law Group in Washington, D.C.

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Excerpt taken from the article “The Kremlin Is Back, and U.S. Elections Aren’t Ready” by Eliza Newlin Carney for The American Prospect.


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