Congressman Calls Trump 'Unfit' to Receive Classified Intel After Russia Comments

Democrat says Trump may compromise U.S. national security.

U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the request to Obama on Wednesday and tweeted the letter to his roughly 4,500 followers.

"As the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump will presumably be eligible for this courtesy in the near future," wrote Cicilline. "However, Mr. Trump urged Russian intelligence services to conduct cyber espionage operations into the correspondence of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton."

Cicilline wrote that Trump's "call for hostile foreign action represents a step beyond mere partisan politics and represents a threat to the Republic itself."

Trump's senior communications adviser, Jason Miller, attempted to walk back on Trump's remarks saying he didn't call or invite Russia to hack Clinton's emails.