Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress prepares to question him about “the Russian intervention” three people, including a former us Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and personal lawyer of President Donald trump, Michael Cohen, reports Bloomberg , citing two people familiar with the source.
Power, who worked as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, is going to testify on 13 October. The Committee also plans within the next two weeks to hold a hearing with Cohen and a former foreign policy adviser to Obama, Ben Rhodes.
It is expected that Cohen will appear before the Committee on 25 October. Date of interrogation of Rhodes is not reported.
Some Republicans say they want to speak to Power about the practice of “exposing” the names of those close to Donald trump, who appeared in the secret reports of American intelligence about foreigners. In addition, according to sources, former Ambassador may have and other information regarding the “Russian case”.
Samantha Power held a post of the US Ambassador to the UN from August 5, 2013 to January 20, 2017. In his farewell speech, she called Russia the main threat for the American nation.
The Ambassador said that Russia is trying to undermine the credibility of international organisations such as the UN, “to sow doubt and dissension in democratic countries and to drive a wedge between the United States and its closest allies.” As an example, she cited Russia’s support for the French nationalist party the front national, marine Le Pen, and attacks by Russian hackers in Germany reported by German intelligence services, and alleged Russian intervention in the U.S. presidential election.
According to Power, the U.S. has three basic ways to counter the Russian threat. For this we need to investigate Moscow’s intervention in the American elections, to inform ordinary citizens about the actions of Russia to support NATO allies, and engage them in direct contact with the Russian people.
The United States presidential election held in November last year. After the elections in the country was initiated by the investigation of the alleged Russian interference in the election campaign. The investigation lead by the U.S. Congress and the FBI. They believe that the Russian hackers have carried out attacks on the servers of the national Committee of the Democratic party Hillary Clinton. After that, the correspondence of its supporters were published by WikiLeaks, the news about this for a long time occupied the airwaves and front pages of national media. According to investigators, it helped Donald Trump to win the election. The trump denies collusion with Russia. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the involvement of the Russian Federation to hacking servers of the democratic party.
In the investigation of “Russian Affairs” was previously questioned several important people, including the head of homeland security Mike Rogers, the former head of the FBI , James Comey, U.S. attorney General Jeff sessions, DCS, Daniel Coates and the son of the President of the United States Donald trump Jr.. The agenda also received former US presidential Advisor for national security , Michael Flynn, but he refused to appear before the Senate.