President Donald Trump's national security advisor denied that U.S. intelligence officials have warned that Russia has intervened in the U.S. presidential campaign to increase Trump's re-election chances.
"I have received no news that Russia is doing anything to achieve President Trump's re-election," said Robert O & # 39; Brien, who was appointed to the post by President Trump in September, in an interview with ABC News that to be broadcast on Sunday.
"I haven't seen that and get pretty good access," he said, according to excerpts that were released on Saturday.
US intelligence officials secretly briefed members of the House Secretariat committee that Russia was again interfering in American politics before the November election, as was the case in 2016, a person familiar with the discussion told Reuters on Thursday. Since this information, President Trump has ousted the incumbent head of intelligence and replaced him with a political loyalist in an abrupt step when Democrats and former U.S. officials triggered the alarm over national security concerns.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders also said Friday that he learned from U.S. intelligence officials about a month ago that Russia appears to be undertaking disinformation and propaganda campaigns to push ahead with its 2020 campaign.
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