°
Newark

Media: trump allowed a cyber attack on "online research"

The President of the United States Donald trump confirmed in an interview with columnist of the Washington Post, Marc Thyssen, which has sanctioned a cyber attack against the Russian "Agency of Internet research" in 2018.

"Right," said trump, responding to a question Thiessen about this cyber attack. He also added that this decision was part of a broader policy of confrontation of Russia in the world.

"No one is acting tough with Russia, I", — quotes the words trump the journalist.

Trump also told the Congress that in 2016, who then as President Barack Obama "knew that Russia is engaged in manipulation," but said nothing because he thought that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will win.

In February 2019 NBC, citing informed sources reported that trump "personally approved" a cyber attack of the U.S. military against the Russian "Agency of Internet research" during the midterm elections of 2018. At the same time, the Washington Post reported that the cyber command of the US armed forces during these elections blocked the access to St. Petersburg "the Agency's Internet research" to the Internet. According to sources of the newspaper, it was part of the first offensive cybercampaign against Russia to prevent its alleged "attempts to intervene in American elections."

After the presidential elections in 2016 in the United States have accused Russia of meddling in the election. Moscow has repeatedly denied allegations of attempts to influence U.S. elections, but the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them "completely unfounded". Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about the alleged Russian interference in the elections of different countries, said that there are no facts confirming it, no.

Spectacular USA Robert Mueller for two years investigated assumptions about the "Russian interference" in the elections, which Moscow denies. Mueller has completed the investigation, confirming the charges of meddling in elections. However, he found no evidence of "collusion" between Donald trump and Russia, which denied both the Kremlin and the White house.