Washington: The Russian Federation intervened in the election of the US president in 2016, but whether there was a conspiracy between Russia and Trump remains to be seen. This was reported by the chairman of the intelligence committee, Republican senator Richard Burr.
Earlier intelligence has established that Russia is behind interference in US domestic affairs, they are behind the hacking of the e-mails of the Democrats and Hillary Clinton.
"We trust the intelligence findings," Burr said.
At the same time, he added that Russia's interference through social networks did not affect the results of the elections, but was aimed at sowing chaos.
It remains to be seen whether there was a conspiracy between Donald Trump and the Russian authorities.
Trump himself reacted to these statements and called for investigating the work of the media.
"Why does the Senate Intelligence Committee not look at the publication of fake news in our country to understand why so many of our news is untrue," Trump wrote.
The representative of the intelligence committee also said that now it is necessary to be cautious, since in 2018 elections to Congress are coming.
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.