M. Pompeo: “the 2016 election was interfered with by Russia”
The situation around a possible theory of Ukraine’s interference in the 2016 US election is being actively discussed in US media. In this context, US Secretary of State M. Pompeo stated that “I worked as the CIA director for the first year and a half in this administration, and i can assure that there have been many countries that have actively tried to undermine American democracy, our rule of law, the fundamental things we have here in the US”. In this connection, M.Pompeo stressed that “the theory of Ukraine’s” interference” in the US elections in 2016, as well as Kyiv’s interference in the domestic political processes in the US, was promoted by Russian propaganda”. According to him, the Russian Federation organized a long-standing special operation to shift the blame for the US election interference in 2016 to Ukraine and to divert attention from itself.
In addition, US Special Services have once again proved that “the 2016 election was interfered with by Russia – in particular, breaking the server of the US Democratic Party, as well as spreading false news and information on social networks, usually designed to hurt D.Trump’s rivals in the elections H.Clinton”.