Us lawmakers intend to consider a “comprehensive” bill, which should be a response to Congress on Russia’s policy, to the detriment of US interests in Europe and Syria, as well as attacks by Russian hackers during the presidential elections in the United States. Parliamentarians of both parties want to punish Russia for its interference in internal American Affairs, despite the declared the elected President of the Donald trump course to improve relations with Moscow, reports Reuters.
The Senator from Maryland Democrat Ben Cardin confirmed to reporters that at present, working on the relevant bill. “Russia challenges America. They are not our partner, they are bullies. No matter, they are attacking us “MiGs” or using computer mouse – these actions require a response. There is no doubt that they are responsible for cyber attacks against our country,” – said the MP.
It was supported by other legislators who intend to consider the bill during the first session of the Senate after the election of the President. The Agency reminds that earlier this week one of the most influential members of the Senate Committee on foreign Affairs Lindsey Graham promised to convene a special meeting to discuss the intervention of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the course of American elections. “We can’t stay aside,” – said the Republican.
Recently the journalists of The Washington Post wrotethat the European leaders are very concerned about the possible upcoming change in foreign policy of the USA after winning Donald trump in the presidential election. Europe welcomes dialogue between Washington and Moscow, however, asks US not to forget its allies, noted the publication.
On 14 November, Russian President Vladimir Putin has held his first telephone conversation with the newly elected President of the United States Donald trump. The leaders discussed the normalization of Russian-American relations. Putin once again congratulated trump on winning the US presidential election and wished him success in the implementation of the election program and indicated the willingness to “build a partnership dialogue with the new administration on the principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal Affairs of each other”.
Washington warned Moscow about inadmissibility of intervention in Russia’s presidential elections
Meanwhile, yesterday the White house made a statement in which it confirmed that eight days before the presidential election, the Washington “directly appealed to the Russian government about the malicious cyberactivity”, which was “directed against the state of the US electoral system,” writes The New York Times.
According to the publication, a message was sent to a rarely used system – hotline between both countries by the Centers for reducing nuclear danger, which three years ago it was decided to use for addressing questions about the major incidents in cyberspace, said the journalist David Sanger.
“This pre-election warning that followed the oral warnings of President Obama, his Secretary of defense and Director of National intelligence, it was reported in The Washington Post,” – said in the article, which quoted InoPressa.
Some experts believe that Russia has achieved its main goal – showed that he is able to intervene in the American electoral process by publishing stolen emails the National Committee of the Democratic party and campaign Manager, Clinton John Podestà, the journalist stresses.
Note that during the presidential election campaign in the USA in Moscow has repeatedly accused of trying to influence the outcome of the vote and destabilize the country, and also to hack the computer system related to the elections.
In early October the Minister of national security Jay Johnson warnedthat the presidential election voting system States will undergo large-scale hacker attack. A week later, the Washington officially accused Russia of hacking the servers of the US Democratic party.
“The U.S. intelligence community believes that the Russian government ordered about the recent break-ins of electronic communications of individuals and institutions, including political organizations of the USA”, – emphasized in a statement the Ministry of homeland security and office of the Director of national intelligence.