Vladimir Putin is reported to have given instructions to hack the Democratic Party’s servers in 2016, according to a Senate report. However, there is no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump and the Russian government to influence the 2016 elections, the investigation said, confirming the findings of the Mueller report.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee claims that the Russian President had ordered a cyber-spying operation against the servers of the Democratic Party, says its report, which does not, however, provide evidence.
According to this document, Vladimir Putin wanted to find and “disclose information detrimental to Hillary Clinton” to help Donald Trump’s campaign and “undermine the American democratic process” in the 2016 elections.
Acting commission chairman Marco Rubio said, however, that no evidence had been found of any agreement between Donald Trump and the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 elections.
“We can say, without any hesitation, that the Committee found no evidence that the then-candidate, Donald Trump, or his campaign had any agreement with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 elections,” Marco Rubio said in a statement.
Detailing the commission’s conclusions, Marco Rubio said, however, that “irrefutable evidence of Russian interference” had been discovered without providing it.
The Mueller Report
In 2018, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller had already led an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the U.S. elections. Charges had been laid against 12 Russians, classified as intelligence agents, for computer attacks against Democratic Party servers.
Following these accusations, Trump had repeatedly spoken out to point the finger at hacks from Ukraine. The final report submitted by Robert Mueller already highlighted the lack of evidence about collusion between Donald Trump and Russia for the 2016 election.
Moscow has repeatedly denied interfering in the US election process, claiming that the allegations were fabricated to explain Hillary Clinton’s defeat and to divert attention from real cases of electoral fraud and corruption.