SPIES LIKE US
A former professional football player and six Democrats enter Congress and form a task force to stop foreign interference in U.S. elections. It's no joke. Freshman Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Rochester, Rochester Hills, northern Oakland, parts of Livingston and Ingham counties) – a former CIA analyst and acting assistant secretary of defense – has been meeting with six other freshman members of Congress for more than two months as part of Task Force Sentry. The goal of the group is to enact laws that will curb foreign interference, and stems from special counsel Robert Mueller's findings that detailed how Russian operatives used misinformation to attack the 2016 election process. Other members of the task force include former CIA operations officer Abigail Spanberger (D-VA); former Navy pilot and Russian policy officer Mike Sherrill (D-NJ); former Air Force veteran and engineer Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA); Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL); Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM); and former professional football player Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH).