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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

During former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday, most of the Republicans who questioned him jumped through hoops trying to discredit his testimony — from Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas to Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. But Texas Rep. Will Hurd actually wanted to hear what the former FBI director had to say and sought his insights on Russian interference in U.S. elections.

Muelle reiterated his previous assertion that in 2016, members of the Russian government made a sweeping and concerted effort to influence the outcome of the presidential election. And the 41-year-old Hurd, during his questioning of Mueller, zeroed in on the fact that the Russian government interference in U.S. elections is by no means limited to 2016.

“In your investigation,” Hurd asked Mueller, “did you think that this was a single attempt by the Russians to get involved in our election? Or did you find evidence to suggest that they will try to do this again?”

Mueller emphatically responded, “No, it wasn’t a single attempt.” And he quickly added that Russians are still trying to influence U.S. elections and predicted that they will be doing so in the 2020 election.

“They’re doing it as we sit here,” Mueller testified. “And they expect to do it during the next campaign.”

 

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Pennsylvania and Nevada, two key 2020 battleground states, both certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory on Tuesday -- while President Donald Trump kept seeking to contest election results in court and insisted that he "will never concede."

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Bookvar, a Democrat, reported that she had certified the results after receiving certifications from all of Pennsylvania's 67 counties yesterday. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf tweeted that he had fulfilled the legal requirements and "signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris." The final vote total showed Biden with a lead of 80,555 votes in the commonwealth.

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