Washington – In news first reported by The Daily Caller, Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) sent a letter asking the Department of Justice to investigate potential Chinese and Russian efforts to influence U.S. environmental and energy policy, including efforts targeting U.S. environmental non-governmental organizations.
The letter read, in part:
“Environmental groups are major contributors to U.S. political campaigns and have filed hundreds of lawsuits against the Trump Administration in an effort to advance their agendas. This robust political and judicial activism—combined with the fact that these groups often espouse views that align with those of our adversaries—makes it all the more critical that the Department is aware of any potential foreign influence within or targeting these groups.”
The full letter can be read here and seen below: