This bill would establish an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate foreign interference in the 2016 election. It would create a 12-member commission that would have the ability to interview witnesses, obtain documents, issue subpoenas, and receive public testimony in the course of its investigation. Once the commission completes its investigation, it would issue a final report with its recommendations to Congress and the president within 18 months of its enactment.
Within 90 days of this bill’s enactment, the top two congressional leaders of each party in both chambers of Congress would select the commission’s twelve members. The commission would then choose a chair and vice chair representing each party. No federal officials or employees would be eligible to serve on the commission. Appointees would be prominent U.S. citizens with national recognition in the fields of government service, law enforcement, armed forces, law, intelligence, foreign affairs, cybersecurity, and federal elections.