- Members of both houses of Congress call for 12-member, bipartisan panel
- No Republicans currently back bill, making passage unlikely
Democratic members of Congress called on Monday for the creation of an independent commission to investigate Russia’s attempts to intervene in the 2016 election, similar to the September 11 panel that investigated the 2001 attacks on the US.
Their Protecting our Democracy Act would create a 12-member, bipartisan independent panel to interview witnesses, obtain documents, issue subpoenas and receive public testimony to examine attempts by Moscow and any other entities to influence the election.
Link : Democrats seek 9/11-style commission to investigate Russian hacking