The head of N. I., the U.S. accused Russia of undermining confidence in elections
The head of national intelligence William Ivanin has accused Russia of spreading misinformation in the U.S. to "undermine confidence in the democratic process" of elections.
Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of trying to influence the democratic processes in different countries, as the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them "completely unfounded". The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about alleged Russian intervention in elections in different countries, said that there are no facts confirming it, no.
"A constant goal of Russia – to weaken the United States and reduce our role in the world. Using a variety of actions, including Internet trolls and other satellites, Russia continues to spread misinformation in the United States, undermining confidence in our democratic process and denigrates what she considers as anti-Russian "establishment" in America", - reads the statement of the head of the N. I. USA on the Agency's website.
According to Ivanyi, the exploration of a little more than 100 days before the elections, said attempts to obtain access to "private channels of communication American political staffs, candidates and other political purposes." "Our opponents seek to hack into our electoral infrastructure, and we continue to monitor suspicious cyber players try to obtain access to networks in the United States at the state level and the Federal level," he added.
In addition, as stated by the U.S. N. I., some foreign powers "continue to use the tools of influence in social and traditional media, trying to change the preferences of voters" and to sow discord. Currently, the focus of American intelligence pays China, Russia and Iran.
Speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko Thursday emphasized that Russia has never interfered and will not interfere in American elections, according to her, Russia is not so powerful to influence the election of presidents of other countries, such accusations are frivolous.