Senate Committee investigating Russian hacks

Senate Committee investigating Russian hacks

World January 14, 2017 07:03

washington - The US Senate proposes attempted an investigation into the allegations that Russia hacks to influence the US presidential election. That made leaders of the Senate committee that deals with information on Friday.

The researchers will also look at possible links between Russia and the campaigns of the presidential candidates. The commission wants senior officials of both President Barack Obama's administration as the question of his successor Donald Trump. If necessary, summon witnesses senators, as reported the Republican committee chairman Richard Burr and top Democratic member, Mark Warner.

Friday was also announced that Michael Flynn, Trump's planned national security adviser, called five times with the Russian ambassador on the day that President Obama decided 35 Russian diplomats to expel. The talks took place between the time the Russian embassy was informed about the sanctions and the news from Moscow they do not reciprocate.

The news from three anonymous sources who are aware of calls within the US government, raises new questions about the contacts between advisers Trump and Russian officials. An employee of Trump confirmed a telephone conversation between Flynn and Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. The sources stressed not knowing told Reuters what was discussed or from whom the initiative came for the talks.

The US State Department announced not see as inappropriate contact between Flynn and Kislyak. According to two of the sources, the timing of the talks, however, leads to the question whether Flynn may have done promises to Moscow to soften the sanctions.

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