The US Senate got close to concluding a bipartisan agreement on tightening sanctions against Russia for Moscow’s interference in the campaign for the election of the U.S. president in 2016.
Ex-director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey has no doubt that Russia was trying to intervene in the election of the U.S. president in 2016, and hack the election computer systems.
On May 14th the head of the U.S. Department of State Rex Tillerson said that Russia’s intervention in the presidential elections in 2016 is confirmed with documents.
During a Senate hearing, FBI Director James Comey said that Russia was the “greatest threat of any nation on Earth, given their intent and capability.”
According to deputy head of the US Senate Committee on Intelligence Mark Warner, Russia is trying to influence the course of the elections in France and Germany the way it did in the USA.
The Kremlin intends to abandon holding of presidential election in 2018 and replace it with a referendum on the “trust to the national leader” Vladimir Putin.
Spokesman of the political movement ‘En Marche!’ led by presidential candidate of France Emmanuel Macron accused Russian media Russia Today and Sputnik of interfering in the course of the presidential election campaign.
The sanctions imposed by the U.S. against the Russian FSB could lead to impossibility of importing electronic devices into Russia.
Prime minister on the Netherlands Mark Rutte made a sharp statement six weeks before the parliamentary elections. He said that people who reject the country’s values should leave it.
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump agreed with the conclusions of U.S. intelligence that the hacker attacks during election campaign were organized by Russia, said his assistant Reince Priebus – the future head of the presidential administration.