U.S. intelligence has overestimated Russia’s intervention in the 2020 presidential election, CNN reported. Earlier, a spokeswoman for the intelligence community, Shelby Pearson, informed the House of Representatives about this.
According to sources, the United States does not have evidence that Russian intervention is aimed at the re-election of President Donald Trump. The channel’s interlocutor added that “intelligence does not state this.”
“They (Russia) understand that the president is the one with whom they can work, he is a negotiator,” said one of the senior officials. Another source noted that Pearson’s assessment of Russia’s desire to intervene in the election was “misleading”.
According to one of the country’s national security representatives, the only understandable goal of Russia at the moment is “to sow discord in the United States.”
Earlier, that U.S. intelligence did not find evidence of Russia’s assistance in the re-election of Trump, said Mark Short, chief of staff at the United States Vice President. He called the pointless posing of the question that the re-election of Trump might somehow be of interest to the Russian Federation.
U.S. Presidential National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien also said that he did not see any evidence that Russia was trying to interfere in the presidential election and re-elect Donald Trump.
Recall, the U.S. president said that media reports that Russia allegedly wants to intervene in the 2020 presidential campaign to “try to re-elect” him are the “disinformation campaign” that Democrats are behind. He also said that Democrats are spreading rumors about Russian intervention in order to prevent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders from being nominated as the party’s single candidate.
Recall that in May 2017, the United States launched an investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the case was supervised by special prosecutor Robert Muller.
In March 2019, the investigation announced that during the trial numerous attempts were made by representatives of Russia to intervene in the U.S. election race. However, it is impossible to declare a conspiracy between Donald Trump and Russia due to insufficient evidence.