The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has released the latest part of a report on the outcome of an investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
“Over the past three years, the Senate Intelligence Committee has conducted a bipartisan and thorough investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 elections and undermine our democracy. We interviewed more than 200 witnesses and reviewed more than a million pages of documents. There is no more comprehensive investigation into this case,” said Republican Senator Mark Rubio and Democrat Mark Warner in a joint statement.
In particular, the Committee found evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.
“We have found conclusive evidence of Russian interference. And we found the actions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation deeply disturbing. The committee found that the Russian government had made aggressive, multi-faceted efforts to influence or try to influence the results of the 2016 presidential election,” the statement said.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that in 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of Democratic Party members’ accounts to release e-mails in order to damage Hillary Clinton’s election campaign.