The Kremlin believes that the hearings in the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress with the participation of the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) and other intelligence agencies cannot be considered “constructive” contribution to the development of bilateral relations between Russia and the United States. This was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. “Definitely one can hardly consider them as a constructive contribution to the development of bilateral relations,” Peskov said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
Peskov also said that the argument about Russia’s role in the last U.S. election campaign in the country has become the character of a “long internal discussions” to which the Kremlin does not want to have a relationship. “Rather, it is a permanent internal debate in the United States. And we would like to be away from these fruitless discussions,” Peskov said.
According to him, the participants “have confused the situation,” because I can’t find confirmation of “their own opinions”. “And every time I go to the second round”, — said Peskov (quoted by “Interfax”).
Earlier, on 20 March, the Committee on intelligence U.S. house of representatives congressmen heard testimony from FBI Director James Comey and Director of national security Agency (NSA), Admiral Mike Rogers. During their performances Komi and Rogers for the first time spoken publicly about the investigation ties the new White house administration with Moscow.
“The Ministry of justice has authorized me to confirm that the FBI is part of the efforts of the U.S. intelligence community is investigating the efforts of the Russian government’s intervention in the presidential election of 2016. This includes investigating any links between the persons associated with his campaign trump, and the Russian government, and the question of whether there was any coordination between his campaign and the efforts of Russia,” said Komi.
Komi also said that the United States offers new attempts of the Russian intervention in American politics, gave to Reuters. According to him, Russia considers that “won success,” because “they managed to bring chaos and discord, and to sow doubts about the nature of this wonderful country and our democratic process.” “They’ll be back. They will return in 2020. And maybe I’ll come back in 2018”, — concluded the Komi Republic.
The leaders of the FBI and the NSA spoke about Russia’s role in the American elections
At the same time, answering the questions of congressmen about the Russian influence on the election campaign, Rogers and Comey has repeatedly declined to answer or said, as this happens “generally, in General”. For example, according to Komi, “hostile to U.S. power is used to collect information not only of diplomats and businessmen, but even exchange students”.
Moscow has repeatedly denied any Russian interference in the electoral processes in other countries.
The first hearing on Russia’s intervention in U.S. presidential election