Us intelligence last summer gathered information according to which Russian political leaders allegedly discussed how to exert influence on Donald trump via his advisers. This writes The New York Times, citing three current and retired officials, whose names were not disclosed.
According to the newspaper, they talked about the Field Manafort, who at that time was a post of the head of the election headquarters during the presidential campaign of trump, and retired General Michael Flynn, who later became the adviser to the President on national security. The newspaper writes that both of them have been indirectly associated with officials in Moscow and in the Kremlin were convinced that they can be used for the formation of opinions of the future President of the United States.
Moscow has repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election. Such statements, in particular, contained in the published in January, declassified part of the report, which was prepared by the Central intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of investigation and the national security Agency of the United States. It said that Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to organize a campaign to discredit the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and win the Republican Donald trump.
May 17 in the U.S., was appointed special adviser to oversee the investigation “attempts of intervention of the government of Russia in the presidential elections of 2016”. He was a former official of the U.S. justice Department and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Press Secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow is seriously tired of the accusations and believes the ongoing “witch hunt”. The same words describe the situation and the US President, adding that the appointment of spectracolor, “much harm to America. We see that the country has become confused, divided.”