Conduct a federal investigation into the Trump Campaign's communications with Russia

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Conduct a federal investigation into the Trump Campaign's communications with Russia

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The Clyde Fitch Report started this petition to U.S. House of Representatives and

In light of the federal election, we remain alarmed by the relationship between President-Elect Trump and the Russian state.

Following email leaks from the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, a joint statement from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and the Department of Homeland Security expressed confidence that the Russian government “directed the recent compromises of e-mails” and that such “thefts and disclosures” aimed to affect the nation’s electoral process. Last summer, Trump openly asked the Russian government to hack into Clinton’s email, even as his campaign claimed no relationship with the Russian state.

Post-election, however, Sergei Ryabkov, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, admitted that “there were contacts” with Trump’s campaign: “…obviously we know most of the people from his entourage…quite a few have been staying in touch with Russian representatives.” If true, then the Trump campaign was clearly engaged in some level of dialogue with the very country that was disrupting our elections in his favor. In sabotaging Clinton, Russia’s activities may well have been a decisive factor in Trump’s victory, the disparity in the popular vote notwithstanding.

We are baffled as to why this story remains exceptionally under-reported. Large news organization, such as Newsweek and The Hill, also question why this issue remains neglected by the Fourth Estate.

So, we are now asking you to demand an immediate federal investigation into Trump’s correspondence with Russia. This process must include a full examination of Trump and key staff members’ email history to determine the exact nature of the Trump-Russia relationship. If any indication of collusion between his campaign and Russia does exist, it must be brought to light before Trump can take the oath of office.

We know Trump and his staff will likely resist such efforts, but they can no longer be allowed to simply deny they had any Russian contact when all evidence suggests otherwise. So we hope that you will join us in demanding a full investigation of his campaign and bringing this story to the front of the national conversation. Trump has just run the least transparent campaign in modern U.S. history; we simply must know the truth of what really went on behind the scenes, to protect both the legitimacy of our election process and the security of our country.

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