Republicans, Democrats, and President Obama has shown unity in the matter of the alleged intervention of Moscow in the elections
After years of political battles, Republicans in Congress and President Obama agree on action in a situation of alleged Russian cyber attacks with the aim to intervene in the presidential elections in the United States.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan on Monday expressed support to the investigation of this case. “Russia is not our friend,” said McConnell.
Ryan stated that the investigation of the house of representatives “shall not questioned” victory trump, however, foreign interference in American elections “totally unacceptable”, and Russian intervention “is a special issue.”
President Obama, speaking on Monday night broadcast of Comedy Central, explained why he ordered to thoroughly investigate this issue. “I called for a trial in order to bring together all lines of inquiry, all the results of reconnaissance work carried out over many months, the public and our elected representatives subsequently could find ways to prevent such interference in our elections,” he said.
The CIA concluded that Russia intervened at the last stage of the campaign to help Trump win. The President-elect himself has called the findings “absurd”. According to experts, Russian hackers broke into the computer systems of the National committees of the Republican and Democratic parties, after which the released sensitive correspondence of the Democrats with the help of WikiLeaks.
Democrats in Congress also use the insights of intelligence in an argument in support of their own calls for the investigation of cyber attacks. Senators Benjamin Cardin, Dianne Feinstein and Patrick Leahy on Monday had called for an independent Commission to investigate the case.
Trump called calls Democrats a political ploy. “Imagine if the election results were reversed, WE would have tried to play the card of Russia/CIA. This would be called a conspiracy theory” – he wrote Monday on Twitter.
The President-elect has spoken with praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin by U.S. intelligence concerns about the fact that he isn’t taking seriously the potential threats to U.S. national security.