Us Senator Chris Murphy said on the possible introduction of new sanctions against Russia because of “interference in the elections,” the US President in November 2016. He said this at the Munich security conference, reports on Sunday, February 19, RIA Novosti.
According to Murphy, the results of the investigation under way in Congress, “it may impose sanctions beyond those that were imposed even [U.S. President Barack] Obama.”
On 18 February it was reported that the Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation James Komi Republic held a closed meeting with members of the Senate Committee on intelligence, to discuss progress in the investigation, “Russia’s influence on elections.”
In recent months, Washington has regularly accused Russia of interfering in the course of American elections by hacker attacks. Appropriate statements contained in the published January 6, declassified part of the report prepared by the US intelligence.
29 Dec 2016 holding then a post of the head of state Obama as well as the Finance Ministry has imposed sanctions against Russia in connection with allegedly carried out cyber attacks.
Moscow consistently denies the charges. In particular, 17 February the Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy noted that the West tries to make Russia a Scarecrow for the whole world.