The head of the FBI has called Russia the most aggressive opponent of the United States
NEW YORK, July 19. /TASS/. Russia attempted intervention in the us elections in 2016, and now more aggressive than other countries continues operation designed to sow discord in the United States. With this statement made by FBI Director Christopher ray on Wednesday on air of TV channel NBC in the framework of the forum on security issues in aspen (Texas).
He was asked to comment on the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference following the summit in Helsinki on the participation of Russia in intervention in U.S. elections 2016.
“The American intelligence community has not changed, mine too. They [the Russians] tried to interfere in the last election and continue malicious operations to influence to this day,” said ray.
“In order to sow division and discord in our country. We have not seen attempts to select a target specific objects electoral infrastructure, but other efforts that I would call malicious influence, are very active”, — continued the head of the FBI.
He did not rule out that very soon such actions “will reach a new level.”
“From my point of view, we must take this threat extremely seriously and respond to it with full determination and concentration,” added ray. He acknowledged the likelihood that such attempts are taking other countries, he described Russia as “the most aggressive player in this area.”
16 July in Helsinki was the first full meeting of Putin and trump. The leaders talked one on one for a little over two hours, then they were joined by members of delegations. The presidents discussed issues of bilateral and international relations, and by the end both leaders noted that made a big step forward. However, the home trump criticized for his insufficiently tough stance attributed to Russia’s interference in the presidential election of 2016.
The investigation of these alleged attempts to influence the American political process has been doing for more than a year spectracolor USA Robert Mueller. In this investigation, brought a number of charges to the citizens of Russia, as well as five Americans and one Dutchman. Trump and his key aides repeatedly rejected suspicions of any improper contacts with Russian officials during the election campaign. Moscow has many times denied allegations of attempts to influence the presidential elections in the United States.
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