The Kremlin Denied The Guardian Article About Interference In The US Elections
The press secretary of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, denied to Vedomosti information from The Guardian about an allegedly signed interdepartmental plan for interference in the US elections in 2016 at a meeting of the Russian Security Council.
"No, it's all not true," Peskov replied to the question whether it is true that, according to The Guardian, in January 2016, a report was presented at a meeting of the Russian Security Council stating that Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election could benefit Moscow and that an interdepartmental plan for interference in the American elections was signed following the meeting.
The British edition clarified that the corresponding report was allegedly presented by Vladimir Simonenko, the head of the expert department of the president. In it, as stated in today's publication The Guardian, it was noted that the election of the" mentally unstable "Trump would lead to "social unrest" in the United States and weaken the positions of the American leadership in negotiations with Russia. Therefore, three unnamed Russian law enforcement agencies were allegedly given the command to promote Trump's coming to power through manipulation of the American public consciousness.
In 2016, the Democratic Party accused Russia of interfering in the presidential election. In this regard, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller launched an investigation that lasted 22 months and ended in April 2019. According to the results of the audit, Mueller did not see any collusion between Trump and representatives of the Russian authorities or law enforcement agencies during the 2016 election campaign. At the same time, the prosecutor said that Russia tried to influence the US elections with the help of social networks and hacking the email servers of the Democratic Party. Moscow has repeatedly denied the accusations of the American side, calling them unsubstantiated.