A new part of “the Russian trace” saga has commenced Tuesday after President Biden informed the nation that he was presented with intelligence brief alleging Russian meddling in the 2022 midterm elections in the US, VOA learns.
During remarks at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Biden did not specify in what ways could Moscow be interfering with the upcoming US midterms scheduled November 8, 2022, nor he provide examples of what to look at.
Yet, it didn’t stop him from calling such actions by Moscow pure violation of US sovereignty, adding to the existing pile of allegations without proof of Moscow’s meddling in internal US affairs, critics are noting.
The so called “Russian trace” saga is trending since 2016, when the first claims surfaced that Kremlin is helping the Republican candidate Donald Trump to win the office, accusing Trump for being Russian agent at the same time, and continued during 2020 presidential election when US intelligence accused Russia for attempting to undermine Biden’s campaign.
Most recently, The Guardian cited yet another classified Russian documents noting Moscow promoted the Trump presidency to weaken the US. According to the leaked information, Putin personally authorised a secret spy agency op to support Trump in the 2016 during a closed session of Russia’s national security council.
The Russian side, in the meantime, receives the accusations with skepticism with Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissing the accusations as baseless.