American senators have threatened Putin with sanctions

John McCain

Three U.S. senators, Republicans Lindsey Graham, John McCain and a Democrat Amy Klobuchar, said in an interview with “Radio Liberty” that the American legislators intend to early 2017 to adopt new sanctions against Russia.

Restrictions, according to Graham, may affect President Vladimir Putin and his entourage. About the room except the President, the Senator said. “I think that the only way to force Russia to change — to make the Russian economy under Putin to pay a high price”, — he added.

McCain, in turn, warned that the United States is able to make sanctions much more stringent. The legislator expressed confidence that Congress will approve the new measures, but noted that he did not know whether the sign corresponding document Donald trump, who will take office as US President on January 20.

They are also confident that with the help of hacker attacks helped Trump to win the election. Himself elected President, doubted it. According to trump, to push against Moscow any charges properly without sufficient information.

December 29, incumbent President Barack Obama and us Treasury imposed sanctions against Russia in connection with the alleged cyber-attacks against the electoral system. In particular, under the restrictions were FSB and the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces. Before that, trump said that Washington should leave the dispute over the alleged hacking of computers of the Democratic party.

The U.S. has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the presidential campaign to help Trump to win the election. Under the assumptions of U.S. officials, in July, Russian hackers broke into the servers of the National Committee of the democratic party, and the party Committee of the Congressional. Were also expressed suspicion that Russia might try to influence the voting by hacking computers. Moscow all charges have been consistently denied.