Former acting Minister of justice and the U.S. attorney General Sally Yates at the hearings in the Senate on may 8 refused to confirm the alleged communication of the election headquarters of Donald trump with Russia, said on Monday RIA Novosti.
Senator Lindsey Graham asked Yates whether there was “collusion” between trump and Russia. Yates said he can’t answer because it would require the disclosure of sensitive information.
“But that doesn’t mean that my answer is in the affirmative”, — quotes its TASS. The Agency notes that Yates many representatives of the US Democratic party and close to it the media was expecting new information about the “who knew” about contacts with Russia trump the environment.
Former Director of national intelligence James Clapper at a hearing stated that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between the environment trump and representatives of Russia. At the same time, Clapper said that maintains its certainty that Russia was influenced and continue to influence elections in the United States and in other countries.
Senate hearings devoted to the investigation of the alleged interference in the presidential election in 2016. The US impose on Russia responsible for a series of cyber attacks perpetrated during the election campaign against American political organizations. January 6 was published declassified version of the report prepared by the CIA, FBI and NSA, in which he argued that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered to organize a campaign in order to influence U.S. elections and to achieve victory trump.
Because of data charges at the end of December 2016, the Obama administration imposed sanctions against the FSB, the Department of the General staff and a number of Russian organizations.
Moscow consistently denies involvement in the cyber attacks.