Senator Mark Warner
The congressmen said that after the intelligence report about the “Russian interference” in the elections should be followed by “a decisive answer”. On Friday, US intelligence released the unclassified version of the report
High-ranking members of the intelligence committees in the House of representatives and the U.S. Senate said that the us intelligence report about the “Russian interference” in the elections of 2016 should provoke “a strong response” to prevent this in the future, reports Reuters.
“The strength of American democracy is measured, in particular, how we react, and the steps that we take to develop a reliable and proactive cyberstrategy”, – quotes Agency the words of Democrat Mark Warner, representative of the Senate intelligence Committee.
His colleague in the House of representatives Adam Schiff said that the Congress should conduct a “thorough investigation” to figure out how this could happen, and how in the future to protect the American government.
That was the answer that was made by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. In an interview with NBC News, he said that Trump “we should make Russia pay” for trying to interfere in elections.
On Friday, the dni’s office is putting the US unveiled a public version of the report about the “Russian interference” in the elections. It says with “high confidence” campaign to influence U.S. elections organized by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. This supposedly was done in order “to undermine people’s faith in American democracy, to tarnish Hillary Clinton, to hurt her presidential campaign and to thwart its potential victory in the elections.”
In late December, the Obama administration imposed new sanctions against Russia for “interference in the elections.” In the sanctions list, in particular, were the head of the GRU of the General staff Igor Korobov, three of his deputies. Also the US state Department declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats. Together with their families on the eve of New year they left the country.
Russia did not take reciprocal action for the expulsion of its diplomats. As stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, “we will not stoop to the level of the kitchen of diplomacy.”