The President of the United States Donald trump in 2018 sanctioned a cyber attack against the Russian "the Agency’s Internet research". This information is the American leader confirmed in a Friday interview to one of the columnists of the Washington Post and Fox, part-time research associate with the conservative American enterprise Institute Mark Thyssen.

"True", – said the head of the White house to a question Thyssen.

Trump also made a statement that his predecessor as US President Barack Obama "before the election knew about the manipulation of Russia".

"Or he said. So or not, who knows? And he said nothing. And the reason he didn’t say anything, is that he didn’t want to go into it thinking that [Hillary Clinton] wins", – said the head of the Washington administration.

According to him, unlike Obama, he acted on the basis of the given intelligence about attributed to Russia’s intervention in the American electoral process.

"Look, we stopped it," said trump.

That the American military during the US mid-term election in 2018 conducted a cyber operation against "the Agency’s Internet research", disconnect located in Saint-Petersburg the company access to the Internet, The Washington Post reported, citing sources in February 2019. According to the newspaper, this was done in order to "prevent the Russians to launch a campaign of disinformation that would have questioned the results" elections in the United States. As noted in the article Thyssen, trump, until now, never confirmed the fact of carrying out this operation.

The U.S. secret service, accused Russia of interference in the American electoral process in 2016. The investigation of these alleged attempts to influence were engaged for almost two years spectracolor USA Robert Mueller. 18 April 2019, the U.S. justice Department released its final report in which spectracolor acknowledged that found no collusion won the election trump with Russia. The trump has repeatedly rejected suspicions of any improper contacts with Russian officials during his presidential campaign. Moscow also called unfounded allegations of attempts to influence the elections in the United States.