Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and other House Democrats called Tuesday for the FBI to investigate whether Donald Trump's presidential campaign has any connection with cyber attacks on political entities in the United States.
Though the lawmakers presented no evidence of a link, they wrote in a letter to FBI director James Comey that "serious questions have been raised about overt and covert actions by Trump campaign officials on behalf of Russian interests."
Cummings, of Baltimore, is the top-ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Other lawmakers signing the letter included Democrats on the Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security and Judiciary committees.
The letter, which relied heavily on press accounts, was similar to one Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada sent to the FBI earlier this month.
Some experts believe Russia was behind the hack on the Democratic National Committee this year as well as the more recent cyberattacks on state election agencies. The letter from the Democrats points out that Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, resigned this month after revelations that he worked for a pro-Russian party in Ukraine.