FBI Responds to Deutch Request to Declassify Info on Russia Hack of FL Elections Systems
After the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) May 16 briefing for the Florida Congressional Delegation regarding the Russian hack of Florida election systems in the 2016 election, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) asked the FBI for further information about declassifying this information.
The FBI responded to Congressman Deutch in a June 4 letter. Following this response, Congressman Deutch issued this statement:
“While I appreciate the FBI’s classified briefing to the Florida delegation, we can’t expect Floridians to have faith in our elections systems and process unless they understand what happened to them in 2016. This information should be declassified so we can work to strengthen our system and prevent future hacks. The FBI’s response to me, besides offering no information beyond simply citing the briefing which I attended and acknowledged in my letter, offers no argument for why this information must remain classified. I will continue to push the Bureau to bring more of this information to light."