Just in from the campaign of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand:
Russia is a foreign adversary of the United States, and we all must learn serious lessons from their cyber attack on our election systems in 2016.
Russia will be back, and it is troubling that President Trump and his top aides are not only failing to hold them accountable but actually normalizing the idea of ‘taking information from Russians’ for political gain.
For my part, I vow that our campaign will not seek out stolen hacked information from foreign adversaries or knowingly weaponize such materials, and I urge my colleagues in the 2020 field to join in signing this pledge. Together we can send a clear message to those who seek to harm our democracy – at home and abroad.
New: Kirsten Gillibrand pledges not to use hacked materials in any way in her campaign, calling it a “cybersecurity pledge” pic.twitter.com/eSVBSiK5c9
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) April 23, 2019