Representative in the Senate of the U.S. Congress from South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham said he will submit a draft law on anti-Russian sanctions. As reports on Sunday, February 5, RIA Novosti, he said this on air of TV channel Fox News.
“I intend to propose a bill on sanctions against Russia for its invasion of our elections. We must punish them for what they have done on our own backyard,” said Graham.
On 10 January it was reported that Republicans John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Robert Portman along with Democrats Ben Cardin and Bob Menendez introduced the Senate bill concerning restrictive measures against Russia over alleged interference in the election campaign of the President of the United States.
29 Dec 2016 Barack Obama, who was then the occupant of the White house and the Ministry of Finance of the United States have imposed sanctions against Russia in connection with allegedly carried out cyber attacks against the U.S. electoral system. Under the restrictions, in particular, got the FSB and the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation.
Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in the presidential campaign to help the Republican Donald Trump to win the election. U.S. officials claimed that in July 2016 the 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.