Russia began secretly interfering in the course of the US presidential campaign. The goal is the re-election of Donald Trump. It is reported by The New York Times, citing five of its sources.
The publication recalled that on February 13, US intelligence spokeswoman Shelby Pearson told congressmen that the intelligence community had no doubt: the Russian Federation was already trying to influence the pre-election situation to help the current president be elected for a second term.
According to one of the sources, the Republicans in the parliamentary intelligence committee did not like such information. They called her nonsense, but representatives of both parties called on scouts to demonstrate the relevant materials. The timing for such requirements is unknown.
Another source said that he was leaving the post and. about. US National Intelligence Director Joseph Maguire had an unpleasant conversation with Trump after the briefing. The president was annoyed that such a speech took place.
US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential race, trying to wrap the election results in favor of Donald Trump. Russia denies interference in the election.
For 22 months, Special Prosecutor Robert Muller investigated the issue of whether there was a collusion between Trump’s campaign headquarters and Russia.
According to the results of the investigation, neither Trump, nor any of his assistants entered into a conspiracy and did not coordinate Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.