The much-anticipated report from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that the Kremlin was part of the Trump card in the 2016 presidential election.
On Tuesday, the Republican-led panel released its fifth and final report in its investigation that it worked on electoral lobbying, saying that Donald Trump received great support in winning his 2016 presidential election.
The PDF report alleged that the WikiLeaks website played a key role in Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election and that it was campaigning to support Russian intelligence.
The reports, however, do not intentionally contain enough evidence as to whether Trump’s victory was supported or coordinated by Russia, and the results remain interpreted in partisan terms, as it is not clear whether Russia turned the election away from its opponent Hillary Clinton.
The same report alleged that Paul Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign chairman, had worked with Russians like oligarch Oleg Deripaska before and after the 2016 US presidential election, in which Trump emerged victorious over Clinton.
Even so, the report reveals significant contact Trump had with Russians and, to be precise, described a close specialized relationship between Paul Manafort who was Trump’s campaign chairman and Konstantin Kilimnik, whom the committee undoubtedly became a Russian intelligence officer has designated.
The committee said that Manafort’s high-profile access and closeness to Trump created opportunities for Russian intelligence.
The committee also concluded that Manafort’s willingness to share information with people closely related to intelligence agencies posed a threat to counter-espionage.
The report, which notes how Manafort shared Trump’s internal poll data with Kilimnik, also states that Kilimnik may have linked the Kremlin’s operation to the hacking and leakage of Democratic emails. Even if this evidence is not described.
The report also states that two pieces of information increase the possibility of Manafort’s potential for these operations by obscuring what comes next in the report.
The report goes on to say that Russia has attempted to discredit the investigation into its role in electoral interference.
According to the report, from 2016 to January 2020 the committee observed numerous actors in the Russian government who repeatedly overlapped false narratives in an attempt to discredit the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
This was a much longer study than others as it lasted almost three and a half years. And the Senate panel has described its report, which ran to around 1,300 pages, as the most comprehensive description yet of Russia’s activities and the threat they pose.
The fifth and final chapter of the report looked at the latest assessments and included allegations that Russia tried to help Trump in the election.
The previous chapters confirmed the publicly published results of the US spy agencies that Russia tried to help Trump in 2016 by denigrating Clinton, the film that made it harder for her to win.
Trump is preparing for Joe Biden’s upcoming presidential election next November, in which Trump is seeking re-election.
Lena Wood graduated from John Carroll University in the year 2002. She born and grown up in Dallas but later she moved to Cleveland for Studying. Lena has written for several major publications including Community Newspapers and News Desk. Lena is a community Reporter and also Covers National Topics.