The TV station reports that the private briefing for members of the intelligence Committee, which was also attended by the leader of the democratic minority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, lasted about three hours.
The visit was not announced in advance, it became known about it only after reporters saw Komi Republic, included in the Congress building. Following the meeting held in the room for a secret briefing, it was not made official statements.
Earlier it was reported that the Committee on intelligence of the Senate will conduct its own investigation “of Russian intervention in elections” in the US, in particular, will examine the possible Association President Donald trump with Moscow. According to the statement, the senators, they are going to explore the “intelligence pertaining to relations between Russia and individual members of political campaigns (United States).”
At the end of December the administration of President Barack Obama imposed sanctions against nine Russian institutions, companies and individuals, including against the GRU and the FSB, for “meddling in the election” and “the pressure on us diplomats” working in Russia. At the same time in the U.S. Senate has announced its intention to conduct its own investigation on the matter. No evidence of Russia’s involvement in hacking attacks with the aim of influencing the result of the presidential election, the U.S. government never filed.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking about these accusations, declared that in the published data there is nothing in the interests of Russia, and hysteria-mongering to distract from their content. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called allegations against Moscow “completely unfounded”. According to him, such statements based on nothing, no facts were not given.