U.S. law enforcement agencies have received a list of employees of the so-called Project Lahta, which they suspect of interfering in the U.S. elections, TOP NEWS reports, citing court documents. This information is contained in the written testimony of U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Heather Turner. “Law enforcement agencies found a list of Project Lahta employees from January to September 2017, where project members are mentioned by department and position,” the special agent said in his testimony.
On September 10, the U.S. imposed sanctions against three Russians and a Ukrainian due to interference in the U.S. elections and cyberattacks. The blacklist includes Russian citizens Anton Andreyev, Daria Aslanova, and Artem Lifshits, who are allegedly associated with the Internet Research Agency, which conducted the manipulations during the elections. The Americans attribute it to businessman Evgeny Prigozhin.
In April 2019, U.S. special prosecutor Robert Muller published a report on Russia’s intervention in the presidential elections of 2016, which won Donald Trump. It states that Moscow did interfere in the U.S. electoral process, but the suspicions about the connection of the Russian side and Trump could not be confirmed. Later, the Federal Court in Washington ruled that the connection of the “troll factory” with the Kremlin also has not been proven.