The special Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress prepares to publish 53 transcripts of testimony relating to attributed to Russia’s interference in the presidential election of 2016. It is reported by the newspaper Politico. Documents associated with the investigation of Republicans, who led the Committee through 2019.
Earlier, the White house demanded to carry out up to the publication of the re-analysis of materials to determine the presence of classified information, but now refused it. About the specific reasons for the change of position was not reported, however, according to the newspaper, the decision came after appeals by supporters of U.S. President Donald trump to the head of the Committee, Democrat Adam Schiff to disclose the documents.
"This opens the way to the publication 53 of the transcripts", – the newspaper notes.
Acting Director of National intelligence Richard Grenell notified about the relevant decision of congressmen.
"After more than a year of unnecessary delay, the office of the Director of National intelligence concluded a long analysis of the transcripts on the subject of secrecy, but the White house stopped aggressively to seek a review of key materials", the statement a press-the Secretary of the Committee.
Lawmakers intend as soon as possible, as it allows introduced because of the pandemic, restrictions to perform the proposed intelligence community edited versions of documents. In March 2019, the representatives of special services informed about the intention of the administration to review the documents, which acted against Schiff. Intelligence officials agreed to share with officials, but the process has stalled, and only in June of the same year, congressmen proposed redacted version 43 of the 53 transcripts. While the White house insisted on the revision of the ten remaining documents.
At the moment, based on the letters Grenelle to the Committee, the question of the disputed block solved.
"it Remains unclear how quickly the group will consider the proposals of exploration, however, as expected, the materials containing thousands of pages, re-open the case associated with the contact campaign of Donald trump (in 2016 – approx. TASS) Russia", – writes the edition.
Intervention in the American electoral process in 2016, the U.S. secret service, charged with Russia. The investigation of these alleged attempts to influence were engaged for almost two years spectracolor USA Robert Mueller. In particular, he investigated the alleged collusion between the authorities of the Russian Federation and the Republican trump. In the end, Muller admitted that there was no collusion was not. Trump has repeatedly rejected suspicions of any improper contacts with officials of Russia during the election campaign. Moscow many times rejected the conclusions on p��torture to influence the course of elections in the United States.