Russia, If You’re Listening: Dems Ask RNC For Promise That They Won’t “Encourage The Theft Of Private Data”

CBS News reports:

Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez asked his Republican counterpart, Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, to promise that Republicans will not “encourage theft of private data” or use information from stolen data in campaigns.

Perez’s request, published in an open letter on Medium Monday, came days after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report confirmed Russian interference in the 2016 election through hacking and disruptive social media campaigns.

“As the leaders of our country’s two largest political parties, we have a responsibility to protect the integrity of our democratic process,” Perez wrote to McDaniel. “That’s why I urge you to join me in condemning the weaponization of stolen private data in our electoral process.”