Us democratic senators have asked the administration to impose sanctions on individuals and companies that, acting on behalf of Russia and other countries, seek to interfere in the upcoming presidential election. A letter of demand was sent to us Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, RIA Novosti reports.
In the document, the senators cited us intelligence data that the Russians are allegedly using a number of measures “to denigrate” democratic candidate Joe Biden and other party members in the run-up to the election.
Politicians said it was “high time for the US administration to send a direct message” to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The United States will respond immediately and decisively to continued interference in the election,” the letter, which was signed by 11 senators, including democratic leader Chuck Schumer, said.
Earlier, speaker of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi and Chairman of the house intelligence Committee Adam Schiff said that Russia is actively interfering in the us presidential election. According to a joint statement, the administration of the US President and personally Donald trump deliberately create a false impression of the equivalence of interests of several countries in American elections and politics.
Russia has been repeatedly accused of interfering in the 2016 US presidential election. American journalists and officials claimed that “Russian hackers” stole the Democrats ‘ correspondence and published it on the Internet, as well as trying to get into the electronic vote counting system. In addition, Putin was accused of personally convincing trump that Ukraine interfered in the us election.