American intelligence agencies believe that Russia may intervene in the U.S. presidential election in 2020 – media

The Department of homeland security and the FBI earlier this year warned the authorities of the American States about a possible intervention of Russia in election of the President of America, which is scheduled for autumn, said on 4 may, the Agency Associated Press.

Journalists have a text of the Memorandum of 3 February, which amounted to us intelligence agencies.

The document says that Russia may secretly provide advice to candidates on a post of the head of the White house. Who, exactly, is not specified. ButAmerican authorities “had not previously seen that Russia tried to use similar actions against the United States”, but political advisers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin participated in covert campaigns in many countries of Africa, noted made up of the Memorandum.

The document outlines eight possible Russian tactics, which are divided into high and moderate threat.

To high threats related to a possible hacker attack and information leakage, as it was in the presidential election of 2016, the spread of biased materials on the election campaign in the controlled media to influence the target audience, the use of economic levers and business, promoting their interests by using fake accounts in social networks.

In the list of the moderate threats, the Department has included possible manipulations with databases of voters and the system of counting of votes, financial support of candidates for the post of President of the United States, as well as secret consultations with the representatives of their campaigns.

Since the Memorandum was prepared before the outbreak of coronavirus, it does not reflect how the pandemic may affect the instruments used by Russia.

To receive comments of the FBI and the Department of homeland security on the report by the Associated Press failed.

The Agency noted that the administration of President Donald trump concerned about possible Russian interference in American politics, despite the fact that trump is trying to downplay the participation of the Kremlin in his victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

In October 2016, the U.S. government has formally accused Russia of hacking the servers of American political parties, and meddling in the presidential election process in the country. In the Kremlin these accusations are called “nonsense”. Published in January 2017, the CIA report said that Putin personally ordered to start a campaign to intervene in U.S. elections.

The next US presidential elections scheduled for 3 November 2020. Main opponents will be Democrat Joe Biden, remaining the only candidate for the party nomination, and Republican incumbent Donald trump. Also participated in the election of independent candidates and representatives of other parties, but traditionally, the main struggle for the White house is between candidates from the major American parties – Democratic and Republican.

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