The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies for several months, investigating possible ways in which the Russian authorities could smuggle funds to support the election campaign of Republican Donald trump. About it writes portal McClatchy.
As suggested by the Agency, the money in particular, can be translated through the system, carrying out payments to pensioners with Russian citizenship and residing in the United States. These funds allegedly got some hackers in the United States who stole the letters of the Democrats, or were transferred to intermediaries, who paid the hackers.
In the informal interdepartmental working group, in addition to the FBI that involve CIA, NSA, ministries of justice and Finance and the office of the Director of national intelligence. Started work last spring, she set a goal of identifying who funded the hackers.
The group investigated the activities of a few Americans that have been associated with the campaign of trump or his business Empire, as well as a number of Russians and citizens of former Soviet countries that had the appropriate connection.
January 6 was published declassified version of the report prepared by the CIA, FBI and NSA. The paper argues that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered to organize a campaign to influence the political process in the United States and to discredit the candidate in presidents from Democratic party Hillary Clinton, to win trump.
On the same day tramp after a meeting with representatives of the intelligence recognized that different countries, including Russia and China carried out cyber attacks on government agencies of the United States, but expressed confidence that hackers on the election result not affected. Statements about Moscow’s attempts to influence the outcome of elections in the U.S. he called a “witch hunt”. Russia, in turn, all charges of this kind consistently rejects.
In addition, on 11 January, the website BuzzFeed published the report of a former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele of “deep links” trump of Russia. It was alleged that Russian intelligence has collected dirt on a Republican and his main rival in the struggle for presidency — Democrat Hillary Clinton. It is also said that the FSB was blackmailing the billionaire the incriminating evidence obtained during his visit to Moscow in 2013.
Trump has denied the allegations that Russia has used the levers of pressure on him, the author of the report called “the failure of the spy,” and promised to punish BuzzFeed for publishing material. In the Kremlin, reports of the presence of dirt on the billionaire called nonsense.