The FBI suspected Russia of plans to undermine the confidence of U.S. citizens to the election


According to sources The Washington Post in the us intelligence community and the U.S. Congress, intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating a large-scale covert operation Russia to disrupt the presidential elections in the United States. The sources indicate that the purpose of this operation was to undermine the confidence of the American public for the upcoming presidential elections and to the political institutions of the United States.

As WP notes, the security services are trying to figure out the scope and intent of the campaign, which used cyber tools to hack systems used in the political process, which increase the ability of Russia to disseminate misinformation.

Coordinates the work of U.S. intelligence in the direction of James R. Clapper Jr., the Director of National intelligence of the United States. “It bothers National intelligence. This issue is resolved,” — said the publication of Charles Allen, a former CIA officer who is familiar with some of these issues.

The Russian operation’s influence in the United States — “the subject of our close monitoring,” said WP publication on condition of anonymity, a senior intelligence official. American authorities are also investigating possible violations in the electoral process, and the FBI warned officials about potential cyber threats.

At the same time, one of the sources warned that intelligence did not say that they have “final proof” of Russia’s plans for possible fraud. “But even such a hint affects the security of our electoral system and serious concern”, — said the interlocutor of the edition. “People’s confidence in the electoral system is the key to our democracy,” he concluded.

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