Russia has the presidential elections and try to influence in favor of Donald Trump. The members of the Inlichtingencommissie of the U.s. Senate Wednesday. They consider this behind the conclusion of the intelligence services. In march came the Inlichtingencommissie of the House of Representatives to the opposite conclusion.
“There is no doubt that Russia is an unprecedented attempt to bring to the elections of 2016 to influence’, says the Republican chairman of the Senate committee on Intelligence, Richard Burr, Wednesday in a joint statement with his Democratic colleague Mark Warner.
“After a thorough review we conclude that the conclusions of the intelligence services are accurate,” explains Warner. “The Russian effort was substantial, refined and ordered by president Putin, Donald Trump, to help and Hillary Clinton to harm.’
The commission comes to that conclusion after a hearing behind closed doors. Former National Inlichtingendirecteur James Clapper, former CIA director, John Brennan, and former NSA chief Mike Rogers were witnesses. Former FBI-director James Comey was called but challenged.
The support of the Senate committee on the conclusions of the intelligence and security services stands in stark contrast with the decision of its counterpart in the U.s. House of Representatives. There refused the Republican majority to agree with the findings of the intelligence services.
The final report of the Senate committee has yet to be written, but the Republicans in the Us Congress are clearly divided on the Russia-research.
In addition to the parliamentary committees also conducts special prosecutor Robert Mueller an investigation into the potential Russian interference in the presidential election of 2016.