The United States published the last part of the report on the “interference” of Russia in the 2016 elections

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The US Senate Special Committee on Intelligence has released the fifth part of a report on the results of a bipartisan investigation into Russia’s “interference” in the 2016 presidential election. This was reported by TASS on August 18.

“The fifth and final part focuses on the counterintelligence threat, describing a wide range of Russian efforts to influence Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters and the 2016 elections. In this part, the committee sets out its conclusions in detail, considering many aspects of the counterintelligence threat posed by the operation of Russian influence, ”the statement says.

The document examines the contacts of Konstantin Kilimnik, one of the defendants in the investigation of former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, and ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort. The former Trump ally, as Mueller found out earlier, lied to the FBI, the special attorney’s office and the grand jury about his contacts with Kilimnik.

In the published report, as in its previous parts, there are paragraphs hidden at the request of the staff of the US Director of National Intelligence.

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed the idea that Ukraine is behind the hacking of the Democratic Party server, and not Russia, as the US intelligence community says.

US officials have accused Moscow of involvement in influencing elections since 2016. However, evidence was never presented. RF categorically denies the charges. Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, called reports of Russian interference paranoid.

On August 5, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that under the Reward for Justice program, the State Department is offering up to $ 10 million to those who discover or identify individuals who, under the “control of foreign governments”, interfered in the US elections.

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