Is Russia still meddling in US politics? – BBC News
Is Russia still meddling in US politics? – BBC News Did Russian President Vladimir Putin really want Donald Trump to win the 2016 presidential election talking to a reporter and Helsinki back in July, couple weeks later, u.s. security gathered together for an unannounced briefing at the White House to warn the American people to this day 44 year Old Russian woman who they allege, had a plan to create Conflict by leveraging hot-button issues like gun rights and race relations and to spread distrust for us political candidates before the midterms. Why is this so important? Because 2 years after this office of President of the United States, time to decide to either keep or replace their state and federal representatives in the middle of the presidential term, this is called the midterms and, according to every us intelligence agency, Russia did in fact metal In the 2016 election is the BBC world affairs correspondent who has been investigating Russia’s role in American politics. Back in January 2017, he broke the news of a secret foreign intelligence surveillance act warrant to investigate allegations of Kremlin money going into the Trump campaign. 2016 always told the Russians were allegedly using money and hacking to meddle in the election, but hang on a minute. The u.s. is a superpower, it’s home to arguably the center of the world technology. So if Russia is meddling, why is the us having such a hard time fighting back against this people in the tech world have told me that there are frustrated? They say the US government is relying on Silicon Valley, stay of America. So far, 23 Russian Nationals have been indicted for alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections. They are accused of hacking and manipulating social media and now 32 more Facebook accounts and Pages have been taken in the run-up to the midterms, which are thought to also have links to the Kremlin. Here’S with Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook had to say narrated in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election, so it appears as if they’re getting more sophisticated and they don’t have. A political preference applies to the election to continue their pervasive efforts to undermine our fundamental values. Try to interfere in the midterms techniques techniques cross boundaries for the u.s. government, us intelligence community. I think there’s a problem for us institutionally in bureaucratically in organizing itself to try and fight this cleaned up interference. When you have this many players in it, you need someone to say you’re going to do this you’re going to do that and to put pressure on them to work together. That’S what I understand. Two people close to American intelligence. This is all starting to sound a bit like a spy novel. Isn’T it enter Christopher Steele, normally of the British intelligence agency MI6, he was paid by a company hired by the Democrats in 2016 to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. The Steele dossier claimed that the Russian government has been handling Donald Trump for years, assisting him supporting him the does. He also claimed that they have compromising material on him. Whole first was given this document before Donald Trump’s election from a former member of the US intelligence community that he’d been told by his Easter. East European contact. But there was a sex blackmail tape President Trump, when he was a businessman visiting Russia. I’Ve since heard from another source, somebody in a Russian criminal organization of a typing that we have two sources in Russian formal organization. One of them has a lot of credibility with me because he talking about the s********, giving very similar descriptions before the dust day was ever published. Of course, there was a very convincing alternative explanation for which is that the Russian intelligence fabricated piece of information designed to dismayed, confuse the enemy and they planted the story, and that’s why we’re hearing about it from multiple sources? The effects of Russia’s alleged meddling goes beyond simply social media influences and hacking. Russia has dominated the news agenda in the United States Congressional inquiries into 2016. Interference are looking more and more like partizan, circus and special counsel. Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia is still ongoing, which seems to be tying up the president’s time on social media and putting him on the defensive America’s, never 4, divided, which books like a victory for Russia. But this is not lost on lawmakers, especially Republican senator and former presidential candidate, Marco Rubio Siri from within, and then there was The Summit in Helsinki where Trump sided with the Russian president over his own intelligence community. At the press conference who denied Russia ever had or would interfere in US elections. My people came to me. Dan Coates came to me and some others. They said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be 24 hours later Trump changed his tune. I said the word would, instead of wouldn’t the sentence should have been. I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t or why it wouldn’t be Russia. A few days after the Helsinki Summit, it was revealed by the New York time that Trump knew all along about Putin’s personal involvement in the 2016 interference. A few weeks before he took office, Donald Trump was briefed his intelligence Community, his soon-to-be intelligence Community, about Putin’s direct role in ordering the operation. A US intelligence official who was serving at the time, told me that the evidence that Trump was given about Putin, roll and exactly where the directive and the tactics and the operation came from was overwhelming. But what’s interesting is that Trump’s reaction wasn’t necessarily what he should do about this, but rather whether or not he should believe the intelligence. The Source recalls Trump was taken aback by the level of detail, the US intelligence Community. How does Putin’s Inner Circle, but he is denied all allegations, including the existence of kompromat, if they had it, it would have been out long ago who do the Russians really have kompromat on Trump or does the new rumor of its existence, disrupt the political discourse and More tangible terms, they’re, allegedly still, meddling in US politics, midterm candy, say they found hacking. Attempts and tech companies say they have spotted and shut down fake accounts and fake websites to the question as Americans head to the polls in November is have the warnings of Security leaders and social media executive Maiden impact on boaters BBC News’s Suzanne Kianpour investigates claims that Russia is meddling in the run-up to the US midterms.
She spoke to two BBC journalists, World Affairs Correspondent Paul Wood and Security Correspondent Gordon Corera about the credibility of the allegations and how Russia might be tapping into the United States’ weaknesses.
Video edited by Phoebe Frieze.
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