Washington will respond to any country, including Russia, with possible interference in the American presidential election, which will be held in the fall of 2020. This was stated by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Reuters reports.
According to him, any interference is unacceptable. “If Russia or any other country takes steps to undermine our democratic process, we will retaliate,” Pompeo said.
Earlier on February 25, U.S. President Donald Trump said that no country in the world is trying to help him win and become president for a second term. “I don’t want help from any country, and no country has helped me,” he said. The head of state also said that the Democratic Party and the U.S. intelligence community colluded.
The Washington Post reported in February that Moscow could interfere in the current U.S. election process. According to her information, Russia tried to help Bernie Sanders, one of the Democratic presidential candidates.
In April 2019, the full text of special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was published. According to his conclusions, Moscow did influence them – in particular, the Russian GRU (GU) handed over to WikiLeaks the materials of the Democratic Party of the United States. The subject of the investigation was also a possible link between Trump and the Russian government. The report concluded that there was no collusion between Trump and Russia.