The US Senate Intelligence Committee Confirmed Russia's Attempts To Help Trump In 2016
The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday confirmed the accuracy of the conclusions of the US Intelligence community about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to the publication of Politico concerning the report of the senators.
The report, prepared by a special Committee Commission led by Senator Richard Burr, said that "no reason was found to question" the results of the US Intelligence investigation.
The paper argues that the Russian leadership "has approved and supervised the aspects of the campaign to influence" the electoral process in the United States. The Commission also pointed out that the intelligence community provided sufficient evidence that Russia favored the candidacy of Donald Trump over his rival Hillary Clinton during its campaign.
The report consists of 158 pages. It is based on their investigation of senators and aides of the intelligence Committee, during which they studied both the actions of the Russian Federation and sources who became aware of attempts to interfere. Also, the members of the Committee considered the methods used by representatives of the intelligence services in their investigation. Dozens of pages in the report published on the Committee's website are classified and therefore blacked out.
The report notes that the Committee's Commission concluded that the work of the security services was professional, and their analysis was correct.
Besides, the Vice-Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, warned that Russia is likely to try to interfere in the election process in 2020.
"There is no reason to doubt that the success of the Russians in 2016 will not lead to them trying to do the same in 2020," Warner said.
Published on Tuesday, the report was the fourth document of the Committee devoted to the topic of Russian interference in American elections. Another fifth and final report on this issue is expected to be published.
In July 2018, the then Director of National Intelligence, Dan coats, said that US Intelligence Agencies had previously clearly established alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
"We have been unequivocal in our assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election and the ongoing widespread attempts (by Russia - if) to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide genuine and objective intelligence to protect our national security," Coates said.
In March 2019, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's team completed work on a report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 us election and passed it to the attorney general. He announced in a letter to Congress that investigators found no signs of collusion between the Russian Federation and the Trump campaign headquarters. The Special Prosecutor also did not press charges against Trump for obstruction of justice, leaving this matter to the discretion of the Attorney General, who concluded that there were no sufficient grounds to charge the President.