Former Director of the CIA has accused Russia of meddling in the American elections

John Brennan

Former CIA Director John Brennan said that in the summer of 2016, it became clear that Russia intervenes in the course of the presidential campaign in the United States. He told about it during hearings in the U.S. Congress, according to Reuters.

“It should be clear to all. Russia has brazenly interfered in our presidential elections, and did so despite our strong protests and direct warning about the inadmissibility of such actions”, — he said.

Brennan explained that on 4 August last year, was on the phone with the Director of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov, who rejected the involvement of Moscow in the intervention.

The former head of the N. I. added that who was then handed the position of head of state Barack Obama all available information regarding such incidents.

8 may it was reported that the former acting Minister of justice and the U.S. attorney General Sally Yates at the hearings in the Senate refused to confirm the alleged communication of the election headquarters of Donald trump with Russia. 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 classified information, and added that this does not mean that her answer is Yes.

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.

Moscow consistently denies involvement in the cyber attacks.