US authorities have named the date of the first meeting of Russia’s influence on elections


The ad hoc Committee of the house of representatives of the US Congress intelligence was appointed the first hearings on the case of alleged Russian interference in the electoral process during the presidential elections in 2016. About it reports Reuters with reference to the Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.

He noted that the meeting planned for 20 March at 18:00 GMT. It will be an open format, said the head of the Committee of the us Congress. “I want to hold as many public hearings on this matter,” he said.

According to CNN, núñez stressed that the hearings will be attended by the Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), James Comey, head of the national security Agency (NSA) and cyber command of the U.S. armed forces Admiral Michael Rogers, also a former Director of National intelligence James Clapper, former acting Minister of justice and U.S. attorney Sally Yates and former head of the Central intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan.

Reuters, in turn, stressed that Komi and Rogers will be held as witnesses.

In January, us intelligence has accused Russia of meddling in the presidential election held in USA in November 2016. According to the unclassified version of the report of National intelligence, Russian President Vladimir Putin “with high probability” led to interference in the elections. According to U.S. intelligence, Russia’s aim was “to undermine people’s faith in American democracy, to tarnish Hillary Clinton, to hurt her presidential campaign and to thwart its potential victory in the elections.”

Russian authorities have repeatedly denied accusations of Washington’s interference in the electoral processes of other countries, including the United States. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, in particular, commenting on a report by the American intelligence services, stated that that contains unsubstantiated allegations, which the Kremlin “really tired.”

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