Senior Russian officials discussed the «potentially embarrassing» information about the candidate on a post of the President of the United States Donald trump and his chief aides during the negotiations, which were listened to in 2016 the American intelligence.
About it writes on Tuesday, may 30, the website of TV channel CNN, citing two former intelligence officers and a source in the U.S. Congress.
One of these sources claimed that it was about financial matters and about whether the Russians leverage at the inner circle of trump. According to him, the Russian side claimed that he has this kind of leverage, based on the humiliating facts of the biography of the current head of the White house.
However, experts warn that the Russians could exaggerate the importance of these facts or give false information as part of a disinformation campaign waged during the elections of the President of the United States.
The details of this conversation shed new light on the Russian claims and suggests that the Kremlin is seriously considering «alternative methods of influence» – even if their words were lies.
Earlier this month, channel CNNCNN first reported on intercepted telephone negotiations between Russian and American politicians, among which was Michael Flynn, adviser to trump national security. The newspaper the New York Times, in turn, «leaked» the same information about the former head of the electoral headquarters of the trump Field Manaforce.
Press Secretary of the White house made the comments to CNN, calling these revelations «another round of false and unverified information, with the aim to discredit the President of the United States.
The trump commented on the social network Twitter another hint of RF interference in the elections sleduyushim follows: «Russian officials will probably laugh at US, and how unconvincing excuses for failure of Democrats was adopted by the distributors of fake news».