CNN learned about the new insights intelligence on the “Russian intervention” in U.S. elections
U.S. intelligence believes that Russia tried to interfere in elections is not only through hacker attacks, CNN has learned. Russian agents could use advisers Donald trump, to infiltrate his campaign, believes in the FBI.
Russia was trying to influence the election of the President of the United States not only through hacker attacks and attempts to infiltrate the campaign of Donald trump via his advisers. This conclusion inclined FBI agents investigating the alleged interference of Russia in the U.S. presidential election of 2016, according to CNN, citing unnamed us officials.
It is reported that the conclusion was made based on the collected last summer, data on the interaction of the representatives of the campaign trump with the Russians. In particular, U.S. intelligence believes that Russia has been trying to infiltrate the campaign of the candidate-the Republican via Carter page, who at that time held the position of Advisor to trump.
Meanwhile, they find it difficult to say if you knew that Paige, that the Russians may have used, or ex-Advisor unknowingly communicated with Russian agents.
Himself-Paige has rejected the suspicion that had ever collected data for Russia. He stressed that, on the contrary, helped the intelligence community of the United States. “Any Russian person could share information with the Russian government and I have exchanged in the past with CIA, FBI and other government agencies,” he said.
However, American intelligence suggests that Russia has been trying to get into the inner workings of trump’s campaign, using channels a reverse channel for communicating with people surrounded by trump, underline the sides.
The sources emphasize that Paige was not one of trump’s advisors who, according to American and European intelligence reports, communicated with officials from Russia and with other Russian, during the presidential campaign.
The volume of these contacts, and their frequency has caused an increased interest of U.S. intelligence, adds the channel.