Washington: The US Congress Intelligence Committee will take testimony from Facebook, Google and Twitter about Russia's intervention in the US presidential election in 2016. This was stated by Congressman Adam Schiff.
"According to the disclosed information from Facebook it became known that the Russians spent more than $ 100 thousand on advertisements on their platform to influence the elections and sow discord, which should alarm and offend every patriotic American. It's just a cynical intervention designed to weaken us. But what do you expect from the old KGB arm that runs the Kremlin. It will be important for the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives to hear testimonies from Facebook, Google and Twitter and, possibly, from others, as part of our investigation, "the congressman said.
On Tuesday, July 11, The New York Times reported that the son of US President Donald Trump, Jr., in the summer of 2016, met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who has connections with the Kremlin, in order to obtain compromising evidence on the candidate for the presidency from the US Democratic Party Hillary Clinton.
Trump's son called the meeting with a lawyer from the Russian Federation "insignificant". He also published correspondence about this meeting. Trump said that he did not know about his son's meeting with Veselnitskaya.
The meeting was attended by eight people, including a former Soviet intelligence officer, a Russian lobbyist, the son-in-law of US President Jared Kouchner and the head of his election headquarters, Paul Manafort.
A lawyer from the Russian Federation said she was ready to testify in the US Senate about a meeting with Trump Jr.
The Senate Judiciary Committee reported on July 20 that the son of US President Donald Trump Jr., the former head of the Republican campaign headquarters, Paul Manafort, and the British financier William Browder will testify at the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Russia's interference in the US presidential election in 2016.